Manchester United are set to take on Newcastle United in the premier league game on Saturday, 18th November 2017 as they club football resume after a very hectic international break. The game will be played at around 17:30 uk time at Old Trafford and BT Sports has the live coverage in the UK. United must win this game to keep themselves relevant in the title race and anything but a win will not only hamper their title aspirations but they might find themselves in top four dog fight come the end of the season.
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United Highlights
[ Premier League 2017-18 Match ]
14′ 0 – 1 Dwight Gayle
37′ 1 – 1 Anthony Martial
45′ 2 – 1 Chris Smalling
54′ 3 – 1 Paul Pogba
70′ 4 – 1 Romelu Lukaku
Short Preview: Manchester United last played Newcastle United back in january 2016 under Louis Van Gaal and that was a 3-3 draw at St James park. Jose Mourinho will take on his old foe Rafa Benitez who has been doing wonders with this Newcastle squad. On paper United should just sail through this game however Benitez usually come up with a solid plan against bigger teams and we can expect a difficult game for United on Saturday evening.
Newcastle United 3-3 Manchester United – Last Meeting
[Premier League, Tuesday, 12 January 2016 ]
- Wayne Rooney scored from Penalty to make it 1-0
- Jesse Lingard scored second for Manchester United
- Georginio Wijnaldum Pulled one back for Newcastle United
- Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty made it 2-2
- Wayne Rooney Amazing Goal looked to have won the game
- Injury time deflected Paul Dummett strike made it 3-3 on the night.
Second half was played at a frantic pace full of mistakes and Newcastle were rewarded with a penalty when Smalling brought down Mitrovic inside the box who stepped up and scored the penalty. United were hammered with wave of Newcastle attacks afterwards but Rooney scored a super goal to get united infront but late goal from Dummett earned a well deserved draw for Newcastle United.
Newcastle United on the other hand sit 18th in the table 2 points behind 17th place Swansea City, Steve McLaren need a good result against under pressure United and this is their chance top put pressure on the reds and get a result at home. As far as team news concerned from St James Park, Riviere, Colback and Aarons are said to have recovered from their respective injuries and might be used at some point in the game. Although Moussa Sissoko and Tiote should keep their place in central midfield while Wijnaldum, Thauvin and De Jong are set to start behind Mitrovic in attack.
Team News & Lineups: Manchester United on the other hand might field Memphis Depay in the starting lineup alongside Rooney and Martial in attack while Herrera anad Schneiderlin are set to start in midfield alongside Carrick who will be replacing Bastian Schweinsteiger in starting lineup. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.