Manchester United are currently sixth in the league table but a win against Newcastle could put them a step closer to fifth-placed Arsenal. The Magpies, on the other hand, will be looking to cause a massive upset.
Manchester United Team News
Marcus Rashford may possibly miss out from the starting lineup, after taking a minor knock in the win over Bournemouth. The Red Devils will be bereft of the services of Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo while the likes of Scott McTominay and Alexis Sanchez are doubtful. Eric Bailly is suspended after being sent off against Bournemouth.
Predicted Manchester United lineup vs Newcastle United (4-3-3)
Bailly is suspended this week, which means we could witness the return of Phil Jones to the Man Utd backline. The English international is poised for his first start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer alongside Victor Lindelof at the heart of the United defence.
Solskjaer might hand Ashley Young a timeout, which could pave the way for young Diogo Dalot to make an impression. The Portuguese youngster will be played as the right-back while Luke Shaw should retain his position on the opposite flank.
David de Gea will start in between the sticks for United as he continues his search for an elusive clean sheet, having failed to manage a shut-out in any of his last eight matches in all competitions.
Paul Pogba is presently the most in-form player for Manchester United at the moment and will retain his place in midfield, most likely, alongside Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera.
Rashford’s possible absence will pave the way for Romelu Lukaku, who scored United’s third goal in the win over Bournemouth on Sunday, to make his first start under Solskjaer.
Juan Mata is poised to replace Jesse Lingard in the right-wing slot while Anthony Martial will retain his place on the opposite flank.
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