Match PreviewManchester United stand second in the league table with 23 points and 8 points behind rivals Manchester United. Manchester United are yet to concede a goal at Old Trafford this season in the Premier League. The Reds are unbeaten at home since September 2016 in all competitions. Jose Mourinho and his men go into this tie after a Premier League lose at Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 scoreline. Meanwhile, Newcastle United are wandering in mid-table with 14 points at 11th position. Newcastle United ride on the back of two back-to-back 1-0 loses, one away at Burnley and the other at home against Bournemouth. Newcastle United have largely suffered for consistency and inability to score goals. The Magpies enter this fixture as the clear underdogs.
Head-To-Head Against Newcastle UnitedThe Reds seem to be the clear dominant side in the total of 163 matches played between the two in all competitions. United have won 83 times against Newcastle United including six in last 10. The Reds have drawn 41 matches and lost 39 times to the Magpies. The fixtures have been filled with goals with both the teams failing to score in four occasions in the last 50 clashes. Last meeting: The match ended 3-3 as United were denied a victory by a last minute strike at the St. James Park in 2015/16 season.
Teams News And Injury UpdateGood news are sprouting up for the Red Devils as the injured players are returning to action. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rojo are in the matchday squad against Newcastle United. Further good news as Marouane Fellaini made a positive return to action as a substitute against Chelsea. However, Phil Jones is set to miss the fixture with a thigh problem he suffered during the international break for England. Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera were rested from the friendlies of their respective countries.
Confirmed Line-upUnited have made few changes to the first team that faced Chelsea.