Martin Dubravka’s Manchester United loan ended early by Newcastle

Tom Heaton has been named on the bench in United &aposs last two Premier League games against Nottingham Forest and Wolves. Dubravka was involved in United&aposs warm-up at Molineux on New Year&aposs Eve.

Third-placed Newcastle are only two points clear of United, who have a game in hand. United paid a 2million loan fee and had an obligation to buy Dubravka for 6m if he had started certain number of league games.

United are yet to decide on whether to recruit a replacement. Heaton, 36, and Nathan Bishop will provide back-up for first-choice David de Gea.

Heaton rejoined United in July 2021 on the understanding he would be second choice to Dean Henderson but then-manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer&aposs indecision and the club&aposs failure to offload De Gea resulted in Heaton spending almost the entirety of the season as third-choice.

The United academy graduate came on for his debut against Young Boys in United&aposs final Champions League group stage game last season but is yet to make his full debut.