Manchester United v Newcastle United

Alexis Sanchez - out of form and under pressure

Man Utd v Newcastle Utd, Sat October 6th, 5:30pm, sky sports premier league

Form:

Manchester United have two wins, two draws and one loss from their last five games. They have an identical record in their last five games against Newcastle. They currently lie 10th in the Premier League with 10 points from their opening seven league games, with 10 goals scored and 12 conceded.

Romelu Lukaku is United’s top league scorer with four league goals scored. With a Premier League record of W11 D4 L1 since 2000, this is a fixture the home fans usually look forward to.

Newcastle United have four losses and one draw from their last five games and two losses, two draws and one win in their last five against Manchester United. The currently lie 18th in the Premier League with only two points from their opening seven league games, with four goals scored and 10 conceded.

Joselu is Newcastle’s top scorer with the Spaniard scoring two of The Magpies four league goals this season.

The Match:

It’s been a difficult few weeks for Manchester United, as the relationship with manager Jose Mourinho and some of his star players (notably Paul Pogba) looks to be getting worse and worse. This showed in last weekend’s 3-1 loss to West Ham and again in the midweek 0-0 draw to Valencia in the Champions League.

They will be looking to bounce back with a home victory against a Newcastle side who have lots of problems of their own.

Manchester United won the corresponding fixture 4-1 last season.

Newcastle have been struggling to get points this season, mainly down to manager Rafa Benitez not receiving any money to spend in the transfer market from owner Mike Ashley. This is always going to have an impact on a club especially in the Premier League.

In saying that they were unlucky not to get anything in their games against Tottenham, Chelsea and Man City.

The total Premier League head-to-head records between the sides are Man Utd (76 wins) 39 draws and Newcastle (41 wins)

Team News:

Manchester United will be without the services of Anders Herrera (knock), Jesse Lingard (groin), Marcos Rojo (knock) and Ashley Young (knock)

Newcastle United will be without the services of Florian Lejeune (knee) and Solomon Rondon (thigh) whilst Paul Dummett (muscle) and Federico Fernandez (muscle) are also injury doubts

Verdict:

Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings between these sides at Old Trafford – Both Teams To Score is 11/10

Manchester United have won three of those four games – Man Utd to Win and Both Teams To Score is 12/5

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