The Red Devils are back after a two-week hiatus. Make no mistake about it, though, The Magpies won’t roll over easy. Ahead of the game, let’s take a look at our predicted Man Utd XI vs Newcastle United…
It’s fair to say our start to the season has been pretty atrocious. However, you’d like to think after having a fortnight to stew on that 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, our players will come out with a point to prove here.
Steve Bruce and his Newcastle side won’t make it easy on us, mind. The game has been made even tougher due to the fact that several players will be missing for one reason or another.
They’ll be no Anthony Martial who is suspended, while Edinson Cavani will not be ready. Who knows about Bruno Fernandes’ availability following Cristiano Ronaldo’s positive coronavirus test? Then you have Eric Bailly who picked up a small injury during the international break.
With all that said, the Red Devils have a job to do. We simply have to get back to winning ways here. Even if it’s a scrappy own goal in the seventh minute of injury time, United need to take all three points back to Manchester. Anyway, let’s get right into the line-up.
Predicted Man Utd XI vs Newcastle:
David de Gea will start, despite heavy pressure being put on him from Dean Henderson who is waiting in the wings.
Then we have a debut for Alex Telles, who should come straight into the team as he looks to make an immediate impression. Over on the right, Aaron Wan-Bissaka keeps his place. Harry Maguire needs some time away from the game, hence why we’ve gone for a back two of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof. Yes, that’s a terrifying combo but it’s the best we have in the current situation.
I’ve gone for Scott McTominay’s mobility over Nemanja Matic’s guile and experience here. Bruno Fernandes *should* play, though it’s by no means a given. Donny van de Beek will also start, with Paul Pogba dropping to the bench.
Mason Greenwood leads the line in the absence of Cavani and Martial. Marcus Rashford does keep his place on the left, with Jesse Lingard coming into the team as the right-winger.
Our squad is suffering at the moment, though I’d like to think we have more than enough quality to get the job done. It won’t be easy, but we have to secure a victory here.