Premier League – Manchester United – Newcastle United on Match-day 11
Sixth placed Newcastle, are away to fifth placed Man U on Sunday.
Manchester United arrive at this game, having secured 15 points so far this season
Man U come to this match on the back of a 1-2 away loss against Everton at Goodison Park.
Also, Man U keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six matches is astonishing this season. With 15 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws having won five meetings and lost three fixtures.
Man U have won two fixtures and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture would take Manchester United’s points to 18 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
Man U will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (13). Their stand out attacking players have been Marcus Rashford (3), Antony (3), and Anthony Martial (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Man U so far, having conceded 15 goals in their last matches so far.
Man U are likely to be missing seven of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.
Newcastle United have so far accrued 14 points in this season of the Premier League
Newcastle will be buoyant, following a 5-1 home win against Brentford in their last fixture.
Also, with five draws in eight meetings, Newcastle need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. They currently stand sixth in the League, with 14 points for a total of 3 wins, 1 losses and 5 draws having won three games, drawn five matches, and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Newcastle have won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.
Victory for Newcastle United would take their points tally to 17 so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Newcastle, in terms of goals scored (17). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Miguel Almiron (4), Callum Wilson (3), and Alexander Isak (2). Newcastle have conceded nine goals.
Eddie Howe will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Newcastle players.
Manchester United v Newcastle United – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Man U and Newcastle have faced each other 56 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man U’s favour (34 – 7). In addition, Man U are unbeaten in their last ten of the previous 20 meetings played against Newcastle. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw.
Other players of note for Man U are Marcus Rashford and Antony with three goals each and for Newcastle are Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson with four goals both.