First Team Match Day

Confirmed Squad: Manchester United vs Newcastle United

Manchester United Squad vs Newcastle United

13:47pm – Away from home, Newcastle average a 76.4% pass success rate, the fifth-lowest in the division. At home, United average 88.7%, the league’s highest.

Newcastle are yet to win a match on their travels this season. Their last away PL victory came on 2nd May, a 2-0 win at Chelsea.

United haven’t seen a player sent off against Newcastle since Roy Keane saw red in 2001.

Ruud van Nistelrooy and Paul Scholes are tied on 11 career goals v Newcastle. Wayne Rooney has 9.

Demba Ba averages 4.3 shots on goal per game – the second most in the league. Robin van Persie has United’s highest, with 3.5 shot every match.

Newcastle have averaged just 1 goal per game on the road this season. At Old Trafford, United have averaged almost 3.

With 7 wins from 8 home league games, United average 2.62 points per match. On their travels, Newcastle average 0.50.

Newcastle have gained only 3 points from losing positions this season. United have recovered 21.

United haven’t lost a match against Newcastle in 40 years – a 0-2 defeat on 12th Feb, 1972.

14:04pm – The Manchester United team news for Manchester City has just been released and is below:


MUFC Starting XI: De Gea, Smalling, Evra, Evans, Ferdinand, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Scholes, Hernandez, van Persie



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