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Newcastle United will visit Old Trafford on Sunday for the Premier League clash with hosts Manchester United.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Manchester United v Newcastle United can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Manchester United, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-4 Europa League triumph against Real Sociedad.
In that game, Manchester United managed 41% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Bruno Fernandes (27', 57'), Marcus Rashford (65') and Daniel James (90'). At the other end, Real Sociedad got 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Fixtures featuring Manchester United have usually been entertaining encounters lately with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 games, the sum total of 22 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 18 of them being chalked up by The Red Devils.
Their prior results show that Manchester United:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Newcastle United in their previous 2 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Since being beaten in their last game against Chelsea in Premier League action, Newcastle United will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Newcastle United had 35% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Chelsea had 18 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Olivier Giroud (31') and Timo Werner (39') scored for Chelsea.
The stats don’t lie, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals in all. Defensively, The Magpies have seen their frailties exposed. Such a trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, though.
Coming into this fixture, Newcastle United haven't beaten Manchester United in away games against them for the last 5 league games. Not good at all.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 11/02/2018 shows that Manchester United have won 4 of these games & Newcastle United 2, with the tally of drawn games being 0.
A total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 13 of them from The Red Devils and 6 belonging to The Magpies. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Premier League match day 5 on 17/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Newcastle United 1-4 Manchester United.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 36% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
For their opponents, Manchester United had 28 attempts at goal with 14 on target. Luke Shaw (2' Own goal), Harry Maguire (23'), Bruno Fernandes (86'), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (90') and Marcus Rashford (96') scored.
The match was refereed by Craig Pawson.
Team News: Manchester United
Phil Jones (Knee Injury) and Paul Pogba (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Man Utd manager Ole Solskjær.
Team News: Newcastle United
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has a number of players out of action. Javier Manquillo (Ankle Injury), Fabian Schär (Knee Injury) and Callum Wilson (Hamstring Injury) are not able to play.
For this match, we think that Manchester United will, in all likelihood, have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
In contrast, Newcastle United might well find it a difficult task to get shooting opportunities but do we see them converting at least once here.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 3-1 winning score for Manchester United at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,879)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 2, FA Cup (Sixth Round), Europa League (Round of 32)
⭐ Star Player: Bruno Fernandes
Typically taking up the Centre Midfield position, Bruno Fernandes was born in Maia, Portugal. After having made a senior debut playing for Novara in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 14 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 24 appearances.