Check Out”The Newcastle fan attacked by knife-wielding assailants is recovering in Milan hospital.” A group of males wearing balaclavas slashed Eddie McKay, 58, on his back and arms last night. He is in stable condition.
After yesterday night’s horrific events, Eddie’s daughter Rachel is flying to his side.
According to Sky Sports, her father is devastated that he won’t be able to see Newcastle’s Champions League match today. However, he has advised fans in Italy to be safe.
“My dad is stable but in shock,” she said.
“He regrets missing the match, but would like to inform all Newcastle fans to stay safe.After two knee replacements, he stumbled when chased and was attacked.
“I’m flying there.”
Alan Smith advised Newcastle players to enjoy their first Champions League match against AC Milan.
The former Magpies striker feels Eddie Howe’s team should cause an upset like he did with Leeds at the San Siro, one of his favorite grounds.
Smith advises Newcastle players to enjoy Champions League betting, as reported by BoyleSports.
That evening was one of my favorites. You fantasize of playing against Maldini and Shevchenko as a kid. I think going there and absorbing it all in will be key. The Geordies will travel in force and perhaps be as noisy as Milan fans!
We had 7 or 8,000 fans present when Leeds played, which helped. That night, I handled the ball like a centre-forward, fighting defenders for it.
“Nothing flashy. It was a real performance with results. The draw advanced us to the next round. I’ll never forget.”
Smith says it’s hard to look beyond Man City as favorites for European triumph this season, as Pep Guardiola’s team defends their championship against Red Star Belgrade today.
“It would be difficult to look past Man City again,” said the ex-Man United striker. “They’ve overcome the mental block of winning it, so they may feel freer to win it again.
I think most managers value domestic league titles more. Pep begged City to win the Champions League, but he’s an exception. However, the Champions League remains amazing. I can’t ignore City after that encounter.
“I think Bayern has a great chance. Champions League wins are their passion. Big teams always do. I anticipate the usual suspects at the competition’s end.”
Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, and Raphael Varane were left at home for Manchester United’s Champions League opening against Bayern Munich despite exercising today.
Erik ten Hag’s team will meet the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday to try to overcome a tough start to the Premier League.
But United will be without several first-team players for the Group A match at the Allianz Arena.
On Tuesday morning, Mount and Varane trained following injury at Carrington but were not chosen in the 21-man squad for Germany.
As the club’s absentee list climbs, Maguire will “miss out on the trip due to injury”—more shocking.
The Bayern encounter and the ensuing weeks will be missed by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, and Amad Diallo, United said on Monday.
The first team has suspended Jadon Sancho “pending resolution of a squad discipline issue” and Antony has been handed a leave of absence for assault.
Signing day deadline Sofyan Amrabat and youngster Kobbie Mainoo are still recovering, but they trained separately on Tuesday.
Tom Heaton, one of four travelling goalkeepers, returns from injury this season.