Manchester United have been on a bit of a roll, following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, securing three wins in three matches and the Premier League giants will seek to continue their fiery run of form when they face Newcastle United tonight.
United are currently sixth in the league table but a win against Newcastle could put them a step closer to fifth-placed Arsenal. The Magpies, on the other hand, will be looking to cause a massive upset. They came close to doing so in the previous meeting between the two this season but could not hold their nerve on a rare memorable night for Jose Mourinho in his final phase at Old Trafford.
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Marcus Rashford could miss out from the starting lineup, after taking a slight knock in the win over Bournemouth. The Red Devils will be bereft of the services of Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo while the likes of Scott McTominay and Alexis Sanchez are doubtful. Eric Bailly is suspended after being sent off against Bournemouth.
Predicted Manchester United lineup vs Newcastle United (4-3-3)
Bailly is suspended this week, meaning we could witness the return of Phil Jones to the Manchester United backline. The English international is poised for his first start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he should start alongside Victor Lindelof at the heart of the United defence.
Solskjaer might hand Ashley Young a breather, which could pave the way for young Diogo Dalot to make an impression. The Portuguese youngster will be deployed as the right-back while Luke Shaw should retain his position on the opposite flank.
David de Gea will start in between the sticks for Manchester United as he continues his search for an elusive clean sheet, having failed to manage a shut-out in any of his last eight matches in all competitions.
Paul Pogba is currently the most in-form player for Manchester United at the moment, having been involved in as many as seven goals in the last three matches. He will retain his place in midfield, most likely, alongside Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera.
While we can expect the Frenchman to play in a more advanced role, Matic will be tasked with the responsibility of providing security to the backline.
Rashford’s likely absence will pave the way for Romelu Lukaku to make his first start under Solskjaer. The Belgian has been largely underwhelming so far this season but will be full of confidence, having netted United’s third goal in the win over Bournemouth on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Juan Mata is poised to replace Jesse Lingard in the right-wing slot while Anthony Martial will retain his place on the opposite flank.