Confirmed Starting XI: Man United vs Newcastle – Mata starts

Manchester United Football Club are three from three under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Tonight, the Red Devils face their toughest test under new their new manager.

Trips to Newcastle are never easy. Tonight, it’ll be no different, but United will be feeling confident. With the fixtures piling up, Solskjaer has several team news decisions to make, and the Baby Faced Assassin has chosen to make three changes from last time out.

United confirmed their starting line-up via their Twitter feed just one hour before the big kick-off.

David de Gea starts in between the sticks and no doubt he’ll be expecting a busy afternoon. Victor Lindelof plays, he’ll partner Phil Jones who comes into the team after Eric Bailly’s suspension. Luke Shaw gets the nod at left-back, with Antonio Valencia involved ahead of Ashley Young on the right-hand side of the back four. The man from Ecuador captains the team.

Our midfield trio hasn’t changed, and why should it after how well these guys played against Bournemouth? Nemanja Matic plays in the defensive midfield role, with Ander Herrera involved to provide the energy, leaving Paul Pogba to do what he does best; create chances and get forward.

Despite limping off the field on Sunday, Marcus Rashford plays as the main striker. Juan Mata is favoured ahead of Jesse Lingard, with Anthony Martial keeping his place.


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