Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview and Prediction – May 15, 2024

As the 2023-24 Premier League season nears its end, Manchester United gears up to face Newcastle United at Old Trafford. With both teams eyeing a crucial victory, the stakes are high in this encounter.

Match Preview

Erik ten Hag’s team suffered a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, while Newcastle United secured a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in their recent match.

In contrast to their heavy 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace the previous week, Manchester United’s defense showed improvement in the match against Arsenal.

However, they failed to break through Arsenal’s defense and conceded a goal to Leandro Trossard, resulting in a defeat.

Manchester United currently sits in eighth place, three points behind Newcastle and Chelsea, with two games remaining.

Failure to secure victories in their upcoming matches could officially eliminate them from contention for a top-seven finish.

Newcastle United, under Eddie Howe’s management, has shown promise with recent victories over Burnley and Sheffield United.

They secured a point against Brighton & Hove Albion, keeping them in contention for fifth place, albeit only on goal difference.

Newcastle has a strong record against Manchester United in recent encounters, winning their last three matches in all competitions.

However, they have not won a Premier League game at Old Trafford since December 2013.

Team News & Updates:

Manchester United’s squad has been plagued by injuries, with several key players sidelined, including Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Mason Mount.

Newcastle’s Callum Wilson is doubtful due to hamstring tightness, while Fabian Schar is nearing a return from a thigh injury.

Prediction & Analysis

With key players returning to training, Man United will look to bounce back against a resilient Newcastle side.

While the Magpies pose a threat with their attacking prowess, the Red Devils will aim to secure at least a point in their final home game of the season.

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