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Manchester United vs Newcastle United Preview

Date: Sunday 21st February 2021

Kick Off: 7PM

Venue: Old Trafford


Match officials: Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Lee Betts, Neil Davies. Fourth official: Lee Mason. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Adrian Holmes.


How to Watch: BT Sport


Team News:


Manchester United:

OUT -

- Paul Pogba (France): Thigh, unknown return date


Questionable -

- Edinson Cavani (Uruguay): Muscle, 75% chance

- Donny Van de Beek (Netherlands): Muscle, 75% chance



Newcastle United:

OUT -

- Callum Wilson (England): Hamstring, return 10th April

- Fabian Schar (Switzerland): Knee, return 10th April

- Javier Manquillo (Spain): Ankle, return 10th April


Questionable -

- Federico Fernandez (Argentina): Hamstring, 50% chance



Team Form: Premier League


United: LDWDD


Newcastle: LWLWL


Head 2 Head:


Newcastle United currently sit at 17th place in the League, 7 points from relegation. Manchester United are in second place, with a potential to go 10 points behind leaders Man City if they beat Everton tonight.


United have faced up against Newcastle 170 times since their first match in 1895, a match which finished 5-1 to Newton Heath.


The Red Devils have dominated this fixture, winning over twice the games as Newcastle. United will have confidence heading into this fixture, they are unbeaten at Old Trafford for over 7 years. Furthermore, United have scored 8 goals in their last two fixtures against Newcastle, conceding only twice.


Predictions:


Line-ups -


United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Bailly, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani, Greenwood


Away Team: Darlow, Ciaran Clark, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Jamal Lewis, Jonjo Shelvey, Matty Longstaff, Joe Willock, Miguel Almiron, Allan Saint-Maximin, Joelinton


Score 2-0


Players to watch:


United - Luke Shaw


Away Team - Matty Longstaff


Written by: BRPGsports


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