Manchester United – Newcastle United
Manchester United hosts Newcastle United in a match from the 12th round of the English Premier League. The game is going to be played on Saturday evening at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Manchester United are currently 2nd in the Premier League with 23 points won so far. They have won just once in their last four matches, which made them trail on 8 points behind the leader Manchester City. This is a serious distance from the leader, so United need to be really flawless in their next games. Because if they are not, the title race could be over really soon.
In their last game United suffered a defeat against Chelsea, which was a serious blow for the manager Jose Mourinho and his team. Now the Red Devils do not have any other option, but to win against Newcastle and hope that Manchester City will make a mistake against Leicester City in the same day.
Rafael Benitez’ Newcastle are positioned in the middle of the table. The Magpies are currently 11th in the standings with 14 points won so far. Their record in the league so far is four wins, two draws and five losses. Right now Newcastle are in a run of two consecutive losses, losing their games against Burnley and Bournemouth. It’s an unpleasant run for the club and you can be sure that they will try to leave the Old Trafford with a more positive result.
Manchester United could welcome back in the team Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who recovered from their last injuries. In same time Phil Jones remains doubtful with a thigh injury.
Newcastle can’t use the injured Mikel Merino, while Christian Atsu and Jamaal Lascelles are doubtful. The good news come from the recovery of Massadio Haidara, Paul Dummett and Emmanuel Riviere, who are ready to come back.