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Preview: Newcastle United vs Manchester United – prediction, team news, line-ups

Manchester United return to action this weekend and will look to sustain the momentum they had before the international break.

The Red Devils play Newcastle United and will need to win, with both clubs fighting for a top-four finish.

Man United are third in the Premier League after 26 games, and just three points separate them from the Magpies.

Newcastle have also played 26 league games and are fifth in the table.

When and where will the game take place?

The Red Devils travel to Tyneside to face Newcastle at St. James’ Park on Sunday, April 2.

The game kicks off at 4.30 pm U.K. time and is the last game of the day.

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Eddie Howe’s side headed into the international break on the back of two straight league wins.

They had failed to win in five league games before then, which saw them drop down from fourth.

Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of them in the table, but the north London club have played two more games and have just a two-point lead.

Newcastle will be playing the game with their Carabao Cup final defeat in mind.

Just one of their three league defeats happened at SJP, and Man United need to be on top of their game.

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Erik ten Hag’s men went into the break after a 3-1 win over Fulham in the FA Cup.

However, they are without a victory in their last two games and will look to pick up all three points on the road.

The Red Devils are virtually out of the title race having gone 19 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Although they have two outstanding games to play, not many see them as capable of challenging the Gunners and Manchester City.

Man United are fighting for a top-four finish and failure to win on Sunday will not do their chances any good.

Premier League Form

Newcastle: DDLLWW
Manchester United: WDWWLD

Team News 

The Magpies will be without Miguel Almiron, who is out until the end of April due to a thigh injury.

Marcus Rashford pulled out of the England squad to face Italy and Ukraine due to a knock he sustained against Fulham.

He trained away from the main group on Monday and it is unclear if he will be available to start on Sunday.

Alejandro Garnacho is out of the game after picking up an ankle injury against Southampton.

Raphael Varane missed the Fulham game due to a minor issue but is expected to be available against Newcastle.

Anthony Martial could be available for selection after stepping up his recovery during the break.

Marcel Sabitzer got injured while on international duty with Austria but is likely to be available for the trip as the knock is not a serious blow.

Christian Eriksen is nearing a return but may not be able to play until the end of April.

Back-up goalkeeper Tom Heaton recently injured his ankle and will be out for a few weeks.

Casemiro remains suspended after picking up his second red card of the season against the Saints.

The Brazilian will also miss the league games against Brentford and Everton.

Newcastle United potential starting line-up:

(4-3-3): Nick Pope;

Kieran Trippier, Sven Botman, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn;

Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimarães, Joe Willock

Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak, Allan Saint-Maximin

Manchester United potential starting line-up:

(4-2-3-1): David de Gea;

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw;

Scott Mctominay, Fred;

Antony, Bruno Fernandes,
Jadon Sancho;

Wout Weghorst


How to watch?

Newcastle vs Man United is available to watch online via live Man Utd streams.

We Say: Newcastle United 2 – Manchester United 3

The visitors are the better team on paper and could edge out the hosts.

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