Confirmed Starting XI: Newcastle United vs Manchester United – Alexis starts

Manchester United head to Newcastle today, in order to try and keep the pressure up on fierce rivals Manchester City.

Jose Mourinho’s starting XI has been confirmed by the club, with the Red Devils naming an extremely strong line-up, with Antonio Valencia captaining the team.

Although this fixture will not be easy, you’d back Mourinho’s lads to come away with all three points, ending the self-proclaimed Special One’s hoodoo up at St. James’ Park in the process; a ground he has never won a Premier League fixture at.

In goal, David de Gea starts. Phil Jones comes back into the side following his absence last week, he’ll partner Chris Smalling at the back. The aforementioned Valencia plays on the right side, with Ashley Young starting as the left-back once again.

Despite what the fans want, Mourinho seems to be persisting with the duo of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in midfield, although it means far less freedom than the Frenchman would like to be given.

However, the front four looks extremely strong. We’re due a huge performance from Romelu Lukaku, and no doubt he’ll get some great service from the three stars in-behind him; Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.


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