Does Massadio Haidara have a month to save Newcastle career with Manchester United's Luke Shaw targeted?

Rafael Benitez, the Newcastle United manager looks on during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at John Smith's Stadium on August 20, 2017 in...

Massadio Haidara is desperate to prove himself again at Newcastle United - but it appears Magpies manager Rafa Benitez has other ideas.

Massadio Haidara of Newcastle United warms up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on October 18, 2015 in Newcastle upon...

Massadio Haidara knows that he might have ran out of time at Newcastle United. The left-back has barely put together a run of games in a black and white shirt since arriving in Tyneside from Nancy back in January 2013 and, in total, has managed just one league appearance for the club since Rafa Benitez took over a year-and-a-half ago.

But after returning from his latest long-running setback by featuring for 90 minutes in the Under-23s last week, Haidara has told The Chronicle that he is fully focused on getting his once promising Newcastle career back on track.

Massadio Haidara of Newcastle United in action during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Oxford United and Newcastle United at Kassam Stadium on January 28, 2017 in Oxford,...

Though there’s a very real concern that return to the first-team fold could be brought to a premature end. Because The Mirror report that Newcastle boss Benitez is keen to bring Luke Shaw to St James Park on a short-term loan – and Manchester United are open to the idea of their seldom-seen left-back moving to Tyneside to get some minutes under his belt.

Shaw, who once cost United £30 million from Southampton, has been publically questioned on countless occasions by the unimpressed Jose Mourinho so it appears that a move away, albeit temporary, is the best idea for all parties.

United player Luke Shaw in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on April 9, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Except Haidara, that is. Paul Dummett is now fit again after being absent since the opening day of the season with a hamstring injury, coinciding unhelpfully with Haidara’s long-awaited return.

And if Shaw does arrive in January, Haidara will find himself tumbling ever further down the pecking order with his chances of a fresh start seemingly all but over.

Consequently, Haidara may just have a matter of weeks to impress Benitez in training and show why he desrves anotehr opportunity in the first-team. Because, if he does not made his mark between now and January, Haidara's Newcastle career could be over.

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