Man Utd vs Newcastle preview and predictions
Manchester United face Newcastle United on Boxing Day.
Man Utd vs Newcastle
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off: 8:30 PM
The Red Devils were thrashed by Watford last weekend, losing 2-0 at Vicarage Road, and dropped to eighth place – seven points behind the last Champions League spot.
Man Utd remain without Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Marcos Rojo due to injuries. Pogba could return to the starting line up with Jesse Lingard potentially set to drop out as his search for a goal or assist goes on.
Predicted XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka; Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Fred, McTominay; James, Pogba, Rashford; Martial.
Paul Dummett is an injury concern and could join the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Ritchie, Jamaal Lascelles and Ciaran Clark on the sidelines. Ki Sung-yeung and Jetro Willems are also doubts.
Predicted XI: Dubravka; Manquillo, Lejeune, Fernandez, Schar, Willems; Atsu, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron; Joelinton.
06 October 2019: Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd (Premier League)
02 January 2019: Newcastle 0-2 Man Utd (Premier League)
06 October 2018: Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle (Premier League)
11 February 2018: Newcastle 1-0 Man Utd (Premier League)
18 November 2017: Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle (Premier League)