Newcastle United will be hosting Manchester United this Tuesday. The fixture will take place at 1:30 am IST on 28th December at St. James’ Park. The Magpies will play their 19th game of the Premier League. Whereas the Red Devils will play the 17th game of their Premier League season. Manchester United will play their first match after a long break due to the COVID outbreak.
Newcastle United are currently 19th in the Premier League. They are level on points with Norwich City who have played one game less than Newcastle. They will enter this fixture after yet another embarrassing 4-0 loss against Manchester City. Newcastle have a season to recover and must get a result against Manchester United.
Newcastle United Premier League form: D W L L L
Manchester United are currently 6th in the Premier League table. Their last two matches were suspended due to a COVID outbreak inside their camp. Therefore, their players are well rested and should get a result at Newcastle. Moreover, they too have a season to recover and will look forward to bagging the three points.
Manchester United Premier League form: L D W W W
Newcastle United vs Manchester United: The Magpies team news
Due to thigh injuries, Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis are sidelined for the festive season. Whereas Paul Dummett has returned to training but has a long way to return to the pitch. Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth’s recovery from non-COVID illnesses could help Eddie Howe. However, it will be hard to replace a fully healthy Jacob Murphy as right-back.
With Jonjo Shelvey still a fitness issue, Sean Longstaff might have a crucial role to play. Moreover, Isaac Hayden picked up his fifth card of the league season in the Man City defeat and is suspended as a consequence.
Newcastle United possible starting line-up
Martin Dubravka; Jacob Murphy, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Matt Ritchie; Miguel Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Joseph Willock, Joelinton; Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin
Manchester United vs Newcastle United: The Red Devils team news
Ralf Rangnick has said that he has a fully fit squad against Newcastle except for Paul Pogba. As a result, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, and Anthony Martial all will take a part in the trip to Newcastle.
Moreover, Victor Lindelof will also be part of this match despite his respiratory troubles against Norwich. Varane might return to the starting lineup alongside Harry Maguire if deemed fit. However, Diogo Dalot will not be dropping out for Wan-Bissaka just yet.
Manchester United possible starting line-up
David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Alex Telles; Fred, Scott McTominay; Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes; Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford
Newcastle United 0-3 Manchester United
Newcastle United are facing a tough run of fixtures and have lost 3 consecutive matches. They know they must get points and will work hard against Manchester United. However, United have got a good rest and a fully fit squad which can once again sink Newcastle United. United fans will want to see their team play attacking football with high energy which can see them dominate Newcastle.
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