Newcastle’s Bruno Guimaraes raring to go

Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimaraes is raring to go in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester United as he looks set to return from his recent suspension.

Why was Bruno suspended?

The Brazilian midfielder has now been missing for Newcastle’s previous three games in the Premier League after picking up a straight red card in the game against Southampton.

Indeed, the 25-year-old may feel incredibly fortunate to be in the picture for Sunday’s game after serving the required three-game suspension in the three games between the semi-final second leg and the final.

And speaking on The Magpie Channel TV YouTube account, Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has claimed the midfielder is eager to get going on Sunday:

(5:50) “I know for a fact he is absolutely desperate to get back involved. I think he’s just been like an excited school kid for the last few weeks looking forward to this game.

“In a way, I don’t think it’s a bad thing he’s had a rest for a couple of weeks because I think he looked like he probably needed that. Hopefully, he’s match sharp enough.”

Will Bruno Guimaraes start in the cup final?

Guimaraes has played a huge role in Newcastle’s recent success since landing on Tyneside last January and has already racked up 41 appearances for the Toon.

And in those games, he has been able to provide them with a return of nine goals and four assists across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).

But the more impressive stat and what may reassure Newcastle fans even more going into the final on Sunday is that with Guimaraes in the starting XI this season, they have not lost a single game.

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Newcastle’s record this term has been seriously impressive having only lost three games across all competitions so far.

The Brazilian did play a part in the defeat against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup back in January, however, it has to be noted he did come off the bench with only half an hour to play.

And with their only two league defeats of the campaign coming in the two games against Liverpool which the 25-year-old was not involved in, this will surely suggest he is set to return straight to the XI.

Records aside, the Brazilian has now been out of competitive action since last month which should mean he will come into the game at Wembley full of energy.

This could prove an exciting prospect for those at Newcastle with the United side coming into the game on Sunday having played on Thursday and on the back of a much more gruelling set of fixtures.