Manchester United vs Newcastle: Team news, injuries, possible lineups


Manchester United will today take on Newcastle United at Old Trafford in the Premier League fixture.

The Red Devils head to the game following a 3-1 defeat against West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend.

United manager, Jose Mourinho is expected to play without Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo due to injuries.

Mourinho could opt to bring the likes of Fred and Victor Lindelof back into the team.

The Portuguese will have to decide who to start in the attack line between either Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.

Midfielder, Paul Pogba is expected to maintain his record of starting in every Premier League game so far this season, despite his ongoing dispute with Mourinho.

Striker, Marcus Rashford will also be hopeful of keeping his place in the starting lineup, having been United’s best player against Valencia in the Champions League encounter played on Tuesday, while Romelu Lukaku will lead the attack line for the home side.

Meanwhile, Newcastle head to the game after losing 2-0 against Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend.

The Magpies will still be without Salomon Rondon due to a thigh injury, while long-term absentee, Florian Lejeune also remains on the sidelines.

There could be returns for defensive duo, Federico Fernandez and Paul Dummett, though, with both facing late fitness tests to determine whether they have recovered from hamstring injuries.

Newcastle have had a woeful record against Man United in recent years, but they did win the most recent fixture back in February when Matt Ritchie scored the only goal of the game at St James’ Park.

Manchester United’s potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Shaw; Fred, Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Lukaku, Rashford

Newcastle’s potential starting XI: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy; Perez; Joselu

The kick-off time for the match is 5:30 pm.



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