Manchester United’s Flight Gets Cancelled Ahead of Tricky Tie Against Newcastle United

Manchester United’s Flight Gets Cancelled Ahead of Tricky Tie Against Newcastle United

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Manchester United's flight to Tyneside was cancelled on December 2
  • The club is set to face Newcastle United away in a late Premier League kickoff
  • Both sides will be aiming to move above Spurs into the top five

Erik ten Hag's plans for their Premier League clash against Newcastle United were thrown into disarray after their flight to Tyneside got cancelled.

Manchester United were set to take their flight at 11 am UK time, but due to adverse weather conditions, the flight got cancelled ahead of their evening kickoff at St.James Park.

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Manchester United players during a training session on November 28. Photo by Matthew Peters.
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Manchester Evening News reports that the squad was forced to take a three-hour drive to the venue to make it on time for the 8 pm kickoff.

It is set to be far from an ideal build-up to the game, considering ten Hag will be missing close to seven players for the crunch tie at the raucous stadium.

Manchester United's form

The Red Devils will walk into this game on the back of a disappointing Champions League game against Galatasaray, where they threw away a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3.

However, their form in the Premier League has been decent, winning five of their last six games, which has seen them ascend to sixth place on the Premier League table.

On the other hand, Newcastle continues to operate on the fringes with Eddie Howe missing at least eight first-team players, plus Sandro Tonali, who is out with a long-term suspension.

The Magpies have, however, ground out results, beating Chelsea last week before drawing against Paris Saint-Germain in France in midweek. A point separates the two teams and a win for either will see them rise to fifth place above Spurs.

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Heavy snowfall halts Bundesliga clash

Sports Brief earlier provided more details on why Bayern Munich's game against Union Berlin was called off due to heavy snowfall in some parts of Germany.

The German soccer federation reported that the decision not to host the game was made by stadium management "due to persistent heavy snowfall."

Munich are currently second on the Bundesliga table, two points behind Bayer Leverkusen, while Union Berlin find themselves in the relegation zone.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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