The Brazilian midfielder had recently completed a three-match suspension and was swiftly included in the Magpies’ starting lineup for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United. However, despite his efforts, the team suffered a 2-0 loss, with Casemiro and Marcus Rashford netting the goals.
During the Wembley match, Guimaraes played for 79 minutes until he had to be substituted due to an ankle injury. The injury occurred when he attempted a sliding challenge midway through the second half.
“Bruno twisted his ankle,” said Howe. “I think he did similar [against Fulham]. He’s in a bit of pain but we don’t think it’s serious at the moment but let’s wait and see.
After the game, Howe stated that the injury suffered by Guimaraes was reminiscent of the one he sustained last month during the game against Fulham. In that match, Guimaraes had to be substituted at half-time during the 1-0 win, but he made a speedy recovery and was able to play in the goalless draw against Crystal Palace a week later.
Speaking after the 2 – 0 loss, Guimaraes took to social media to say:
“That’s football,” he said. Not always giving our best is enough. Let’s keep walking our path in pursuit of Newcastle’s success. With delivery, dedication and love for the project and fans we represent. Healing our wounds and moving forward in search of the top. For NUFC. For the fans. I’m proud, but not happy. Because I’ll never accept the defeat.”