Man Utd vs Newcastle Preview & Prediction
When is Man Utd vs Newcastle taking place? Man Utd vs Newcastle will take place on Saturday 11th September, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Man Utd vs Newcastle taking place? Man Utd vs Newcastle will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester
Where can I get tickets for Man Utd vs Newcastle? Ticket information for Man Utd vs Newcastle can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Man Utd vs Newcastle on in the UK? Man Utd vs Newcastle will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Man Utd vs Newcastle in the UK? Man Utd vs Team cannot be streamed live in the UK
- The question on everybody’s mind regarding Man Utd is whether new signing Cristiano Ronaldo will start here, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expected to choose between Ronaldo and Edison Cavani as to who will play as the lone striker.
- Midfielder Jadon Sancho pulled out of international duty with England due to injury but has been ruled fit for this one, whilst Marcus Rashford remains a long-term absentee.
- Winless with just a single point to their name following three Premier League games thus far, the odds are stacked against Newcastle in this one with their defence having conceded eight goals across those three matches.
- The Magpies are expected to deploy an ultra-defensive style of play here, particular with star striker Callum Wilson out due to a thigh problem.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, Matic; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
UNAVAILABLE: Rashford (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Jones (Injured), Telles (Injured), McTominay (Injured), Fred (FIFA Regulations)
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Woodman; Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez; Murphy, Willock, Hayden, Almiron, Ritchie; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
UNAVAILABLE: Dubravka (Injured), Fraser (Injured), Shelvey (Injured), Wilson (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Anderson (Injured), Darlow (Fitness), Dummett (Injured), Hayden (Injured)
The match itself between Man Utd and Newcastle is virtually a sideshow with all the attention on Cristiano Ronaldo, who is set to make his first appearance back in a Man Utd shirt since leaving the club back in 2009. In terms of the action contest, the hosts are expected to dominate in their first appearance at Old Trafford since they thrashed Leeds Utd 5-1 on the opening weekend of the season. When taking into account the struggles and particularly the defensive frailties of Newcastle in this campaign, a long afternoon is expected for the Magpies with Man Utd set to dictate matters from very early on, ultimately emerging victorious. As for Ronaldo, whether he appears from the bench or plays from the start, it would be a surprise if the 36-year-old wasn’t to mark his Old Trafford return with a goal.
Tip: CRISTIANO RONALDO TO SCORE ANYTIME