Carlisle teenager Joe White received a call-up to Newcastle United's first-team squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United.

The game - which marked Cristiano Ronaldo's first game since rejoining the Red Devils - saw young Cumbrian White involved for the visitors.

Magpies boss Steve Bruce included the 18-year-old White in his competitive ranks for the first time as a substitute.

White did not make it onto the pitch as Ronaldo scored twice in Man Utd's 4-1 win.

But the Cumbrian's call-up still marked another major step in his progress with Newcastle.

His Old Trafford involvement came after an eyecatching pre-season for White at St James' Park, while the promising midfielder has trained with the senior squad recently.

Bruce told BBC Newcastle on Friday: "Joe White has come up to the first team in the last ten days or so and trained with us, and will maybe be involved tomorrow."

Newcastle have a number of injuries with forwards Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser both out.

White made the step up to the Newcastle first-team in pre-season, making his first senior appearance in a friendly against Rotherham.

He also featured against Burton and Burnley and is hoping to make the breakthrough for a first competitive appearance this season.

Bruce said of the midfielder after the Burton game: "He caught the eye, didn’t he? We brought him up about 18 months ago before Covid, and he quietly impressed us.

"And, all of a sudden, they grow all of a sudden, and find a yard of pace, and look bigger and stronger. And he’s certainly done that."

Carlisle-born White, son of Jamie and Fiona and the grandson of the late former Workington Reds manager and Carlisle United player, coach and physio Peter Hampton, was previously on Carlisle's books from the age of seven to 13.

He has been with Newcastle since 2016 and signed his first professional deal in November 2019, and has also represented at England Under-18 level.