Newcastle fans want Islam Slimani to start this weekend

Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium on January...

Should Leicester City-owned Islam Slimani start for Newcastle United against Manchester United in the Premier League this weekend?

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez shouts encouragement during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 4, 2018 in London, England.

Newcastle United fans on social networking site Twitter want manager Rafael Benitez to include Leicester City-owned Islam Slimani in the starting lineup against Manchester United this weekend.

The Magpies will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they take on United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

Slimani, who joined Newcastle on loan from Premier League rivals Leicester in the January transfer window, has trained with the Magpies’ first team and could feature against the Red Devils.

The 29-year-old Algeria international striker, who has scored 27 goals in 56 matches for his country so far in his career, has recovered from his thigh injury, and Newcastle fans want him to start against United and are also excited at the prospect of seeing the former Sporting Lisbon star in action.

Islam Slimani of Leicester City evades Markus Schwabl of Fleetwood Town during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Leicester City and Fleetwood Town at The King Power...

Islam Slimani of Leicester City challenges Christopher Schindler of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at The King Power Stadium...

Newcastle are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment and are in danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.

The Magpies have struggled for goals this season, and the St. James’ Park faithful will hope that Slimani hits the ground running and starts banging in the goals rightaway.

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