Manchester United will host Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday, and will look to close the gap on league leaders Manchester City.
While Manchester United are 10 points behind their city rivals, Newcastle United are just six points ahead of the reasoning spot.
Steve Bruce aims to shed some more daylight between himself and the charge area. It will be easier than they did against Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar was sidelined in favor of Solskar for a 4–0 win against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, and would fancy his chance against Newcastle.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United head-to-head
Steve Bruce is under a bit of pressure as Newcastle have stayed away from their best performances this season and have struggled for continuity. He has lost eight of his last 10 matches in all competitions.
The Magypes have a poor head-to-head record against Manchester United, winning only seven of the 51 Premier League games between the two.
Manchester United Form Guide: WDWDW
Newcastle United Forms Guide: LWLWL
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Team News
Paul Pogba and Phil Jones will miss the clash against Newcastle United. Meanwhile, the involvement of Donnie van de Beek and Edinson Cavani is in doubt. Scott McTominay is also likely to miss out.
Both will be judged before the game, but considering Soufield’s midfield options, Van de Beek is unlikely to be at risk.
Injured: Paul Pogba, Phil Jones
Doubtful: Scott McTomane, Edinson Cavani, Donnie van de Beek
suspended: No one
Steve Bruce would be without a trio of Callum Wilson, Javier Manquillo, and Fabian Scarr. Federico Fernandez is back for training, but he is not yet fit and probably does not have the facility.
Injured: Callum Wilson, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar
Doubtful: Federico Fernandez
suspended: No one
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Predicted Lineup
Estimated XI of Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Van-Bissaka; Nemanja Matic, Fred; Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Marshall
Newcastle United probable XI (4-3-1-2): Karl Darlow; Emil Craft, Syaoran Clarke, Jamal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis; Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick, Joe Willock; Miguel Almiron, Alan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Prediction
Newcastle are expected to sit deep and play at the counter, using the momentum of Miguel Almiron and Alan Saint-Maximin. The game can be decided at the counter, and Manchester United will need to be careful.
We are looking forward to an agile game, with Bruce’s side managing to secure a surprise draw on Sunday.
Score prediction: Manchester United 1-1 Newcastle United
Published 20 February 2021, 03:38 AM