MATCH PREVIEW: Manchester United vs. Newcastle

Intro

After a successful start to their Europa League campaign, Manchester United switch gears and welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Sunday.

United find themselves tied with Leicester City at second place in the Premier League, 10 points behind an untouchable Manchester City and if there is any hope of catching them, United needs to win.

Match Build Up

United have won four of their last five Premier League games against Newcastle (L1), winning the last two by a 4-1 scoreline while Newcastle have won just one of their last 35 away league games against Manchester United (D9 L25), winning 1-0 at Old Trafford in December 2013.

United have conceded the first goal in 11 different Premier League games this season (W7 D1 L3), winning a league-high seven times after conceding first. Thankfully, Newcastle have a hard time finding the net and see themselves close to the relegation zone.

United Team News

Scott McTominay limped off the pitch on Thursday and is in doubt for Sunday. McTominay could now join Paul Pogba in the treatment room with the Frenchman ruled out until March with a thigh injury.

Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek did not travel to Italy for the Europa League clash after picking up muscle injuries. Newcastle, meanwhile, remain without Callum Wilson, Fabian Schar and Javier Manquillo, who are out for a number of weeks.

Predicted LineupDe Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay/Matic, Fred, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial

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