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Newcastle recall Martin Dubravka as Cody Gakpo makes Man United admission

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Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Sunday, January 1. Newcastle cut Dubravka loan short Newcastle United have made the decision to recall goalkeeper Martin Dubravka from his loan spell at United early. The Slovakian joined the Reds on a season-long loan deal at the very end of the summer transfer window, being drafted in to provide cover and competition for first choice shot-stopper David de Gea. However, the 33-year-old made just two appearances for Erik ten Hag’s side, both coming in the Carabao Cup. READ MORE: Bruno Fernandes has given Erik ten Hag a fresh challenge at United At the time of his arrival it was expected that he would also feature in the Europa League, leaving De Gea to focus on the bread and butter of the Premier League. However, the Spaniard started each of the Reds’ six group games in the competition. A statement released by United said: “Martin Dubravka has been recalled from his season-long loan to Manchester United by his parent club Newcastle United. The Slovakian goalkeeper has made two appearances for the Reds since arriving from Tyneside in the summer, both in the Carabao Cup. “We would like to thank Martin for his contribution during his time with our club, and wish him all the best for the future.” Click here to read the full story. Gakpo addresses failed United move New Liverpool recruit Cody Gakpo has revealed that he thought he was going to join United during the most recent summer transfer window following his recent move at Anfield. Gakpo, who scored three times for the Netherlands at the World Cup in Qatar, joined Liverpool last week, making the move from Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven for a reported initial fee of £37million. The Dutchman had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford prior to completing his move to Liverpool, meaning United’s supporters were stunned into silence when the deal was announced just under a week ago on Boxing Day evening. Now, the winger, who had scored 13 goals in 24 games for PSV this season prior to joining Liverpool, has admitted that he expected to join United back in the summer. The Reds were desperate to strengthen their wide options at the time, but, in the end, were able to land first-choice winger Antony. Click here to read more. READ NEXT: All the latest United news, views and transfer updates Erik ten Hag has turned a United weakness into their biggest strength Marcus Rashford has answered Roy Keane’s concern at United United must give Erik ten Hag what he wants this month United moments missed vs Wolves Story SavedYou can find this story in  My Bookmarks.Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.

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