England – Premier League 2019-20, Manchester United vs Newcastle United Match - Dilta Sport

England – Premier League 2019-20, Manchester United vs Newcastle United Match


Manchester United vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue:  Old Trafford (Manchester).

Newcastle travel to Manchester on Boxing Day for match day 19 of this season’s Premier League campaign.
Manchester United are currently sitting in sixth place in the Premier League table on 25 points, five places and three points ahead of their Boxing Day visitors. The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Everton at Goodison Park in their last outing and have a trip to Watford before this one. Newcastle on the other hand, lost their last game 1-0 at Burnley and host Crystal Palace before travelling to Manchester.

Manchester United Team News, Updates and Facts

Man Utd Team News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains without defensive options such as Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Tim Fosu-Mensah, and Eric Bailly.  Paul Pogba has returned, however, and that’s great news for their hopes.

Man Utd Key Man

Paul Pogba may not be 100% fit yet, but United really need him right now. He came on and changed the game against the Hornets, giving them a chance, even if they never did much with it in the end.  He’s just that good and classy, whether it’s with a long or short pass, and that’s going to be needed.  Anthony Martial will come into this game in a nice run of form in this specific fixture.  He’s scored two years in a row against the Magpies on this ground, so he’ll look to make a trend out of it by doing so yet again.

Man Utd Team Form

Manchester United have a loss, three wins, and a draw in their last five matches:

2-0 loss at Watford
3-0 home win vs Colchester United (EFL Cup)
1-1 home draw vs Everton
4-0 home win vs AZ (UEL)
1-2 win at Manchester City

Man Utd Predicted Starting Line up

Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1

Manchester United likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:de Gea
  • Defenders:Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young
  • Defensive Midfielders:Pogba, Matic
  • Attacking Midfielders:James, Mata, Rashford
  • Forwards:Martial

Newcastle United Team News, Updates and Facts

Newcastle Team News

Steve Bruce continues to be without the services of defenders Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles and midfielders Ki Sung-Yeung, Matt Ritchie, and Allan Saint-Maximin through injuries.

Newcastle Key Man

It took nearly an entire year, but Miguel Almiron has finally grabbed his first goal for the Magpies, and it was a brilliant one, too.  He had just gotten his first assist recently, so his play has gone up a notch, showing he might be coming good on his expensive transfer fee.  In goal, Martin Dubravka just keeps on showing his worth to the Tynesiders.  He made some tremendous saves in the win over Palace on Saturday, giving them a ton of confidence that they are in safe hands back there.

Newcastle Team Form

Newcastle have three wins, a loss, and a draw in their last five matches:

1-0 home win vs Crystal Palace
1-0 loss at Burnley
2-1 home win vs Southampton
0-2 win at Sheffield United
2-2 home draw vs Manchester City

Newcastle Predicted Starting Line up

Expected Line up: 5-3-2

Newcastle United likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Dubravka
  • Defenders:Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Lejuene, Dummett
  • Midfielders:Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron
  • Forwards:Carroll, Joelinton