Manchester United travel to Newcastle on Saturday as the Premier League’s sixth-ranked team faces seventh in St. James Park in the race to finish in the top four. Newcastle and Manchester United have had similar results on paper recently, with both teams winning by three goals last weekend and drawing in the Champions League during the midweek, but the match scenarios are very contrasting.
Newcastle came off a win against Chelsea in the league and a draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL, where they were left disappointed by the referee’s decision for the late PSG penalty. On the contrary, Erik Ten Hag’s men let a two goal cushion collapse as individual errors and defensive lapses haunted the Red Devils against Galatasaray who looked positive after their win against Everton.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United team news
Newcastle’s heavy run of fixtures is far from ending, and at the same time, their injury woes remain constant. Alexander Isak remains in hot form for Newcastle, after netting in consecutive high profile matches, and currently has five goals in the last five league matches.
Eddie Howe will be without the suspended Sandro Tonali, and will also miss Sean Longstaff, Jacob Murphy, Joe Willock, Matt Target, Javier Manquilo, Sven Botman, Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson, Callum Wilson and Dan Burn, who remain out due to injuries. Newcastle will however have Matt Ritchie, Emil Krafth and Lewis Hall back in contention, who were ineligible to play in the previous game.
Newcastle United Predicted XI – Pope, Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento; Joelinton, Guimaraes, Miley; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.
On the other hand, Manchester United would love to continue their league form and bounce back from the disappointment in Turkey. Scott McTominay, who is a Newcastle transfer target, and Garnacho, who scored that wonder goal last weekend, are the ones to watch for the Red Devils.
United have Rashford back after his suspension against Galatasaray and Antony who could make the bench recovering from a knock. However, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, Jonny Evans, Christian Eriksen, Amad Diallo, Tyrell Malacia and Mason Mount remain out due to injuries.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United H2H, previous meetings
Newcastle are unbeaten in the last three league games against United, winning once, earlier this year, and drawing twice. The Magpies knocked defending champions Red Devils out from the EFL Cup earlier this season, and completed the revenge from last year’s EFL Cup final, where they were beaten by United 2-0.
In the last 15 matches, Man United have won eight, drawn three and have been defeated four times across all competitions. Two of the four defeats have come in the last two matches played, and Newcastle look to beat United three times in a row across all competitions for the first time since January 1922.
Can Newcastle leapfrog above United by beating them? What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments.