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A Do-or-Die Game for the Red Devils | 4-2-3-1 With Casemiro, Amrabat & Bruno | Team News, Injuries & Lineup – Man United vs Newcastle United

Manchester United vs Newcastle United

Man United host Newcastle United in their second-last game of the Premier League season at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Red Devils go into this fixture having suffered back-to-back losses, 0-1 to Arsenal and 4-0 against Crystal Palace.

Erik ten Hag’s currently stand at eighth position in the league table with 54 points from 36 matches after consecutive defeats, trailing both Chelsea and Newcastle by three points each. On the other hand, the Magpies are at 6th in the league table with 57 points from 36 matches.

Erik ten Hag, Eddie Howe, Newcastle United, Manchester United
Image Obtained via Metro

A win or a draw will almost secure a top-six finish for Eddie Howe’s men. Meanwhile, the Red Devils need a win to atleast afford a fighting chance for a finish in the top six till the last match-week. Let’s take a look at the team news for the Man United vs Newcastle United fixture.

How Manchester United Have Lined Up Recently

Manchester United have been fielding their team with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Kobbie Mainoo and Sofyan Amrabat forming the latest combination in their double pivot against the Gunners. Amad Diallo and Alejandro Garnacho started on the right and left flanks, respectively.

Amad Diallo
Image Obtained via Forbes

Scott McTominay played as the No. 10 as club captain Bruno Fernandes was unavailable for the games against Crystal Palace and Arsenal. Rasmus Hojlund continued to feature as the centre-forward in the playing XI, but has been going through a lean patch these days.

Changes We May See

We are unlikely to see many changes in the Man United starting line-up, as Lisandro Martinez and Marcus Rashford might be deemed fit to play against Newcastle on Wednesday. Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia will also continue to miss action. Willy Kambawala might make an appearance, as he did against the Gunners as a substitute, but Harry Maguire will remain out of reckoning.

Manchester United’s Recent Form and Tactics

The Red Devils had a decent outing defensively against the North Londoners, but a costly mistake from Casemiro did them in. Nevertheless, their attack looked toothless at best and they rarely threatened the opposition goalkeeper.

Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund
Image Obtained via United In Focus

Both Garnacho and Hojlund are going through a rough phase at the moment, but Amrabat and, to a lesser extent, Amad, played well against Arsenal. Should they be able to play to their potential, the Red Devils might be able to put it past the Magpies. However, the chances of the same seem to be pretty slim at the moment.

Manchester United Injuries to Consider

As mentioned already, Malacia and Shaw are still unavailable, as both of them are nursing injuries. Aaron Wan-Bissaka should start as the left-back once again, with Diogo Dalot as the right-back. Victor Lindelof will also miss the match owing to an injury, as will Raphael Varane.

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Man United Predicted Line-up Against Newcastle United

Andre Onana; Diogo Dalot, Casemiro, Johnny Evans, Aaron Wan-Bissaka; Kobbie Mainoo, Sofyan Amrabat; Amad Diallo, Bruno Fernandes, Alejandro Garnacho; Rasmus Hojlund

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Subhadeep Roy
Subhadeep Roy has been covering football for different websites for the last six years. He supports Manchester United and follows them quite closely.

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