Manchester United make their return to the Premier League since their humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham. The match schedules for Saturday at the St. James Park with kickoff at 8 pm.
Ole Gunnar is under immense pressure to post a good performance for the Red Devils with his job on the line. Their 6-1 loss to Tottenham marked their Premier League joint-most massive defeat. The side faces off against an in-form Newcastle United who are four points and seven places above them.
The last time Newcastle faced against Manchester United while being above them in the rankings is back in December 2013. The Magpies recorded a 1-0 win over them at Old Trafford. A repeat of the same this Saturday might compromise Ole Gunnar’s chances of extending his contract with the Red Devils.
It continues to be a dramatic season for defender Harry Maguire who received a red card in their international fixture against Denmark. The Red Devils captain came under heavy criticism over the past months. Defensive woes continue to be a problem for the side with Eric Bailly picking up another injury on international duty.
Steve Bruce recorded a deserving 3-1 win over Burnley that saw the side rise to the top half of the rankings. The Magpies are currently unbeaten in their past four games. A win this Saturday will mark their first back to back wins since last December.
Newcastle United vs Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have 26 games against each other with Newcastle taking four wins while Man United with 16 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Newcastle 3-1 Burnley
Newport County 1-1 Newcastle United
Tottenham 1-1 Newcastle
Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle
Newcastle 0-3 Brighton
Man United 1-6 Tottenham
Brighton 0-3 Man United
Brighton 2-3 Man United
Luton Town 0-3 Man United
Man United 1-3 Crystal Palace
Newcastle Team News
Steve Bruce has had many players in the treatment room during the international break. However, he will enjoy the injury boosts ahead of their clash. Allan Saint-Maximin, Jammal Lewis, DeAndre Yedlin and Paul Dummett are back in training.
Man United Team News
After picking a red card during their last encounter, Anthony Martial will start his three-match ban. New signing Edinson Cavani remains in self-isolation as a caution. Odion Ighalo might get his first Premier League debut this weekend. Bruno Fernandez received the green light to feature in this clash.
Prediction and Odds
Ole Gunnar has much to lose from a draw from this match with his job on the line in case of anything
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5