Islam Slimani set to make Newcastle debut against Manchester United

The Algerian striker joined from Leicester on deadline-day but was ruled out of the weekend’s draw at Crystal Palace with a thigh problem.

But after intensive work with Toon’s medical staff, Slimani yesterday returned to full training with his new team-mates.

Slimani, 29, is now in line to pull on a Newcastle shirt for the first time when Manchester United visit St James’ Park on Sunday.

Magpies boss Rafa Benitez could even hand Slimani an instant start against Jose Mourinho’s side.

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