Manchester United will host Newcastle United this Sunday for their eleventh-round game of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester)
Manchester United have conceded first in three of their last four competitive matches (W3, L1).
The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 12 PL home games (W7, D4).
They are unbeaten in their last seven head-to-head meetings with Newcastle at home (W6, D1).
Newcastle United have conceded three or more goals in one fixture this season (in a 3-3 draw with Manchester City).
The visitors have scored nine goals in two PL games.
They have one win in four PL away games (D2, L1) this campaign.
The Magpies have conceded more PL goals against Manchester United than any other side (113).
Head to head
In 54 Premier League meetings between both sides, Manchester United have 32 wins while Newcastle have just seven wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Manchester United: W-W-W-L-W
Newcastle United: W-W-D-D-L
Manchester United will look to pick up their third consecutive win in all competitions when they welcome Eddie Howe’s Newcastle side to Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Red Devils left it late to win Omonia Nicosia last Thursday, with substitute Scott McTominay grabbing all three points for his team with a 90th-minute strike, to put them in a good position to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Europa League.
Manchester United struggled to break down the Cypriot team, with the same fluidity as was seen against Everton last weekend, despite manager Erik Ten Hag naming a very strong starting 11.
Albeit, their shortcoming in front of goal against the Cypriot side was not due to a lack of chances, with Nigerian goalkeeper Francis Uzoho thwarting the Red Devils time and again; racking up 12 saves in the process.
Erik Ten Hag will be grateful to have the Europa League game behind him with three points in the bag, and now the Dutch coach will set his sights on getting yet another win when Eddie Howe’s side come into town.
Since their early season back-to-back defeats, Manchester United have experienced a drastic change in form, although a derby loss to Manchester City is still fresh in their minds.
Manchester United will go into this game with a point to prove that they have what it takes to go all the way in the race for the top four, but face a stern test against a well-drilled Newcastle United.
Possible Manchester United starting line-up
David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelöf, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Anthony; Marcus Rashford.
Injured: Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Martial
Doubtful: Donny van de Beek,
Suspended: Scott McTominay
Newcastle on the other hand will be in search of their third win in a row when they travel to the red part of Manchester.
Eddie Howe’s side have been utterly ruthless in their last five games, hitting four last Fulham last two weeks, and five against Brentford last week, conceding just two goals in the process.
The win sees them move up to sixth place in the EPL table, one point behind Manchester United in fifth place.
Despite their impressive wins in their last two games, the Magpies face a different ball game when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
However, the earlier successes of Brentford and Brighton against the Red Devils will embolden Eddie Howe and his side to go all out against Man United. Without the burden of European football, Eddie Howe’s side come into this game in a better shape physically than their hosts who were stretched to a great extent by a resilient Omonia Nicosia side in the Europa League.
Possible Newcastle starting line-up
Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy.
Injured: Emil Krafth, Alexander Isak, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow
Manchester United 2-2 Newcastle United