Fans, however, don't appear to be too pleased with the news and seem like they would have rathered it if the player didn't return at all this season.
With updates regarding Manquillo having surfaced on Twitter ahead of the crucial clash with Maurizio Sarri's adventurous Blues, supporters reacted negatively after reading that the Spanish full-back might feature.
Keep scrolling to take in some of the tweets.
Does that mean manquillo is out for the season that would be better than expected— Phil Scott (@philscot290702) August 24, 2018
"Better than expected" means something totally different on the Tyneside.
Better than expected? ...I highly doubt that— LWP. (@Fcb1892) August 24, 2018
Damn!— grumpy_old_sod (@AndyHarle1968) August 24, 2018
They must really not like Manquillo...
Actually a fair shout, given that the Belgian is likely to start his first match of the season.
Manquillo not as bad as badly injured as first thought, we're not carrying the luck at the moment eh?— Tommy Mcleod (@TommyMcLeodx) August 25, 2018
The Magpies have only taken one point from their first two matches this season and are desperate to kickstart their campaign against the Blues, with matches against Manchester City and Arsenal set to follow.