Manchester United return to domestic action this weekend to take on Newcastle United in another round of Premier League football.
United continued their encouraging run of results last time out with a narrow 1-0 win over Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League.
Newcastle are also in good form having found the back of the net nine times in their last two league games.
United fans witnessed a 4-1 win over the Magpies in this fixture last season and will be hopeful of a repeat.
When and where will the game take place?
After their continental game on Thursday, United will once again play at Old Trafford.
The game will be played on Sunday afternoon as one of four games slated for that time.
Banishing the demons of their derby day horror show, Erik ten Hag’s men have begun to slowly but surely string together a consistent run of performances.
After their 2-1 comeback win over Everton last weekend, the Old Trafford outfit beat Omonia in a game where they could easily have scored five.
Scott McTominay came off the bench to score the winner but will sit out Sunday’s game with a suspension due to an accumulation of bookings.
Casemiro should once again be handed a starting berth as he continues his solid performances. Raphael Varane could also return to the starting XI after a brief spell on the sidelines.
The Tyneside outfit have been largely solid this season and have their sights set on European football.
They beat 10-man Fulham 4-1 in their first game after the international break before handing out a 5-1 thrashing to Brentford last time out.
The Magpies now sit a place and point behind the Red Devils in the league standings and will be looking to leapfrog them with a win on Sunday.
Bruno Guimaraes’ withdrawal against the Bees has been attributed to fatigue, but the Brazilian midfielder is expected to start at Old Trafford.
Players to watch – Dalot vs Saint-Maximin
With both sides battling for Europe, Sunday’s game will feature the strongest possible XI from either team.
Diogo Dalot has been a mainstay for United at right-back this season, with his solid performances now attracting the attention of top sides in Europe.
Allan Saint-Maximin is a superstar in Tyneside and was in top form before picking up an injury back in August. The Frenchman has returned to full fitness and could reclaim his starting spot this weekend.
The two men are integral to the performances of their respective sides, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in their battle on Sunday.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Predicted XI
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock; Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson, Miguel Almiron.
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