Newcastle host Manchester United at St. James’ Park as both teams look for a crucial win this Sunday.
Steve Bruce’s side hasn’t won a game since August and was on the receiving end of a 5-0 humiliating defeat to Leicester most recently.
Meanwhile, Manchester United has gone ten games without winning away from home.
Date- Sunday, October 6
Kick-Off- 9:00 PM (IST)
Venue- St. James’ Park
Newcastle United Team News
Newcastle manager, Steve Bruce has been under severe scrutiny ever since his appointment as permanent manager.
Newcastle finds itself at the 19th spot after seven Premier League games. In the seven games played so far, the Toons have won just one game, while being accustomed to two draws and four defeats.
In terms of injury concerns, Jetro Willems missed out against Leicester City but is expected to play a part in the fixture against Man. Utd.
Matt Ritchie and Florian Lejeune are ruled out for the clash against United.
Meanwhile, Isaac Hayden has a three-match ban this weekend after being shown a red card against Leicester City. Jonjo Shelvey is expected to come in place of Hayden in midfield after a timely recovery from injury.
Allan Saint-Maximin shad to wait on the sidelines for the first few games due to injury, but Steve Bruce will be inclined to start him at midfield against United.
Manchester United Team News
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been struggling to strike authority with his tactics and team selection quite lately.
Manchester United had to settle for a point against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League and wasn’t able to register a shot on goal.
That being said, United’s last away victory was against PSG and it’s been underwhelming ever since.
In the Premier League, United finds itself at the 10th spot with nine points on board.
Jesse Lingard was seen limping off on Thursday and is likely to miss out the Sunday evening fixture.
Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw, and Anthony Martial are yet to be declared fit to play by the manager.
With Victor Lindelof starting off against AZ Alkmaar, there’s a possibility of Axel Tuanzebe making it into the teamsheet.
Newcastle United- Dubravka; Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Willems; Almiron, Longstaff, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton
Manchester United- De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young; Pereira, Matic, McTominay; Mata, Rashford, James
In the last six games between the two sides, Manchester United has had the bigger say with three wins to Newcastle United’s solitary win. Two games have ended on level terms during that period.
Man. Utd. is unbeaten in 30 of the last 33 games against Newcastle in all competitions.
Manchester United has failed to win 10 consecutive away games in all competitions.
Scott McTominay has been impressive for Manchester Untied in central midfield this season. The 22-year-old has served as a vital cog in the wheel in terms of winning the ball back and progressing it forward. McTominay has a goal and an assist in seven league appearances so far.
Jonjo Shelvey has a knack of stepping up against Manchester United, and his presence in midfield for Newcastle can make a difference. In four league appearances, Shelvey has scored a goal with a 79% pass accuracy.
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MUN vs NEW Today Match Prediction | Fantasy Team
David De Gea; Yedlin, Maguire, Dummett, Young; McTominay, Shelvey, Longstaff, James; Saint-Maximin, Rashford