Newcastle United vs. Manchester United

Newcastle United vs. Manchester United Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

In a highly anticipated Premier League encounter, Newcastle United is set to face Manchester United at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Both teams are looking to bounce back from recent setbacks in the Champions League, eager to secure crucial points in the domestic league.

Match Preview

Newcastle United faced a contentious 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in their recent Champions League outing.

Despite a valiant performance, they were denied victory by a late controversial penalty.

Meanwhile, Manchester United squandered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 against Galatasaray, highlighting their defensive vulnerabilities.

The Magpies demonstrated resilience in their impressive 4-1 victory over Chelsea in their last Premier League fixture. Their home form has been particularly strong, securing victories in their last five league matches at St James’ Park.

Manchester United, despite recent domestic successes, have struggled defensively. Their inability to maintain leads has raised concerns. They seek to rectify their defensive lapses against a resurgent Newcastle side.

Teams Form

Newcastle United’s recent Premier League form:
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Manchester United’s recent Premier League form:
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Team News

Newcastle United faces an injury crisis, with key players such as Jacob Murphy, Joe Willock, and Callum Wilson sidelined.

Sean Longstaff might return from an ankle issue, offering a potential boost for the Magpies. However, Sandro Tonali remains suspended due to a betting-related ban.

On the other hand, Manchester United’s injury list includes Mason Mount, Marcus Rashford’s return from suspension is a positive sign.

Yet, Jadon Sancho remains unavailable, while Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen continue their rehabilitation.

Possible Lineups

Newcastle United:(4-3-3)
Pope;

Trippier, Schar, Lascelles, Livramento;

Joelinton, Guimaraes, Miley;

Almiron, Isak, Gordon

Manchester United:(4-2-3-1)
Onana;

Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw;

McTominay, Mainoo;

Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford;

Hojlund

Prediction

The match is expected to be fiercely contested. Newcastle’s impressive home form and ability to challenge top teams might pose a threat to Manchester United’s inconsistent defense.

Despite United’s attacking prowess, Newcastle’s resilience could see them securing a narrow victory.

  • Our Prediction: Newcastle United 2-1 Manchester United

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