Manchester United simply have to keep on winning, particularly after close rivals all won important games in the league yesterday. Louis van Gaal will be keen to string a few wins together as the crunch games start coming thick and fast, and that starts this Wednesday night.
United head to St James’ Park with a few injury concerns in key positions. David de Gea picked up a knock in training according to the usually reliable Physio Room, whereas Victor Valdes is currently sidelined with a minor problem. That could provide Anders Lindegaard with a huge chance.
The rest of the team pretty much picks itself, with the only other spot up for debate the #10 slot, with Juan Mata hopefully coming in for the largely ineffective Angel di Maria.
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