Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Manchester United Preview

When? Sunday 11th February, 14:15 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

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Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Manchester United W3, D2
Premier League meetings: Newcastle W5, Manchester United W26, D14
All-time meetings: Newcastle W41, Manchester United W84, D39

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Kenedy; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Gamez (Injured)

Doubtful: Slimani (Injured), Elliot (Injured), Joselu (Injured)

MANCHESTER UNITED

Predicted line-up: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Lingard, Sanchez; Lukaku

Unavailable: Bailly (Injured), Ibrahimovic (Injured), Blind (Out of favour), Fellaini (Injured)

Doubtful: Jones (Illness)

PREDICTION
Rafael Benitez’s frustrations in the January transfer window were clear for all to see, with many now wondering if the former Liverpool boss has a squad strong enough to beat the drop. The Magpies start the weekend a point above the relegation zone but could well be in the bottom three by the time they entertain Manchester United. Jose Mourinho’s men bounced back from defeat to Tottenham with a slightly uninspiring win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford; it was very much points over performance last weekend and don’t be surprised if it is the same outcome this Sunday.

MEMORABLE MEETING
After missing out on the 1995-96 Premier League title to Manchester United when at one point they were 12 points clear, the small amount of revenge that they managed to exact the following season would have certainly tasted sweet for Newcastle. That is because they ran the Red Devils ragged on their way to a memorable 5-0 win at St James’ Park, an emphatic result which is best remembered for defender Philippe Albert’s audacious chipped goal