Manchester United are set to visit St James Park as they take on Newcastle United in the Premier League match on Sunday, 11 February 2018 in what will be a very crucial game for their race to finish second in the league. Untied find themselves 5 points ahead of third place Liverpool and a win against Newcastle United will only enhance their chances of finishing runners-up to highly likely Champions Manchester City. The game will kickoff at around, 14:00 uk time and we will have live links closer to the kickoff right here.
Last time these two meet was back in November 2017 at Old Trafford when United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners thanks to goals from Martial, Smalling, Pogba and Lukaku. Mourinho will be looking for a similar result on Sunday to keep his side in a healthy second position in the league.
Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United – November 2017
[ 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
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.