The Red Devils received the beating of a lifetime the last match-day from the Spurs. The fact that Tottenham was coached by Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by the United management two seasons earlier – made the defeat even more bittersweet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men need a win this weekend at any cost, and not even just a simple victory. They need a statement-making win, with a sheer number of goals. Such was the ridicule that followed the loss against Spurs.
Suffice it to say that confidence is shattered at the Old Trafford. But they do have the talent and experience to make a comeback, and as is known, comebacks are kind of the Red Devils’ thing.
It helps that they are taking on the Magpies, who have been inconsistent lately. Importantly, Steve Bruce’s men have been outright terrible at home in the past several months.
And to further make the case for Solskjaer’s men, they also do have a great h2h record against this opponent.
Likely, expect the wounded Manchester United to post a convincing win this Saturday.
Newcastle vs Man United Head To Head
In their most recent head-to-head, Newcastle United played Manchester United in December in a Premier League clash. The winners were Manchester United – winning with a winning margin of 4-1. And A. Martial produced the heroics on two occasions for the away side.
In the last ten years of FTG records, these teams have met 18 times. Newcastle United have won in 4 of the matches in this period. Manchester United have won 10 matches. The other 4 matches ended in a draw.
When these sides have met, there has been an average of 2.94 goals during regulation play. Newcastle United score an average of 1.06; Manchester United have scored an average of 1.89 per outing.
Looking at the combined records on the road, the visiting side has won 55% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 22% of them.
Newcastle United vs Man United Preview
The pressure is mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian has little margin for error following the poor start to the campaign, which has seen them fall to two defeats and require an injury time penalty to beat Brighton.
All five of United’s competitive matches so far have seen over 2.5 goals while Newcastle’s last five home games have produced 19 goals.
A high-scoring game looks in prospect therefore, not least because neither side has been in convincing defensive form this term.
The Red Devils have kept just two clean sheets in their last seven Premier League games, while the team from Tyneside have enjoyed just two shut-outs in their last 12 encounters in the topflight of English football.
Newcastle United vs Man United TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick; Fraser, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Unavailable: Dubravka (Injured), Gayle (Injured), Ritchie (Injured), M. Longstaff (Injured), Dummett (Injured), Clark (Injured)
Questionable: Lascelles (Injured), Lewis (Injured), Yedlin (Injured), Krafth (Injured), Saint-Maximin (Injured), Almiron (Fatigue)
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof,, Alex Telles; Matic, Pogba; Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, James; Rashford
Unavailable: Jones (Injured), Tuanzebe (Injured), Romero (Personal reasons), Martial (Suspended), Cavani (Coronavirus)
Questionable: Maguire (Injured), Alex Telles (Fatigue)