Newcastle United vs Manchester United is the upcoming match as The Magpies host the Red Devils at St James’ Park on 28th December. Manchester United is coming back into Premier League action after overcoming their Covid situation. Whereas Newcastle United will be looking to avoid 4th straight defeats.
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The Magpies are having their worst season this year. Conceding 11 goals in their last 3 defeats has put more pressure on their survival chances. Eddie Howe’s side was looking positive after their win against Burnley earlier this month, but it all disappeared right away. Currently, they sit at 19th, equaled with Norwich City on points. Newcastle United’s last match against Manchester City ended in another horrible defeat. It took just 5 minutes for Ruben Dias to open the scoring for Manchester City, followed by a jaw-dropping goal from Joao Cancelo and more goals from Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez made sure the Magpies fall short once again. Newcastle United currently holds the worst defensive record in this year’s Premier League with 41 goals conceded.
Manchester United is one of the several clubs that were swarmed with a wave of coronavirus. This will be their first appearance in the league since December 11 when they travel to St James’ Park. Ralf Rangnick and his squad were unable to name their squad for their previous matches against Brighton and Brentford. However, the majority of the squad is back and is ready to take part in the action. Manchester United currently sits at 6th with 2 fewer games played, thanks to their wins over Crystal Palace and Norwich City. It is now six games unbeaten in all competitions for The Red Devils since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s exit which is quite impressive.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Recent Team Form in EPL:
Newcastle United: D W L L L
Manchester United: L D W W W
Issac Hayden is under suspension for the next match due to his 5th yellow card this season.
Jonjo Shelvey is in doubt regarding fitness issues with Federico Fernandez and Jamal Lewis has been ruled out due to thigh issues.
The Red Devils have most of their team available for selection but Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire are still under doubt.
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Murphy, Lascelles, Schar, Ritchie; Almiron, Longstaff, Willock, Joelinton; Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes; Ronaldo, Rashford