Manchester United will start their bid to record their tenth win in the Premier League against Newcastle United at St. James Park today. With a recent form of LLDW:
Louis van Gaal is hopeful to boost the number of wins for his club as the top-four clubs are set to meet on Wednesday evening where Liverpool will be facing Arsenal as Tottenham Hotspur meet Leicester City.
Consequently, Newcastle United are also struggling for form with a recent form of WDLLLL. Newcastle may get some inspiration from their last outing against United, the barren draw at Old Trafford at the start of the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League.
Newcastle’s captain Facricio Coloccini is currently a doubt because of a hamstring injury complaint, and should he fail to feature in today’s match, it is possible that Jamaal Lascelles will stand in. Besides, it still remains in doubt if McClaren will include Jack Colback, Ronaldo Aarons and Emammanuel Riviere who are all said to be pushing for returns from injury.
As for United, Depay may feature in the Red Devil’s starting lineup after he was impressed to feature as a second-half substitute against Sheffield United. Bastian Schweinsteiger should be included in the starting XI at the North East after he recovering a knee problem. Jesse Lingard is also ready in the squad.
Therefore the possible starting lineups:
Newcastle: Elliot; Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Janmaat; Sissoko, Tiote, Wijnaldum, Thauvin, De Jong; Mitrovic
Manchester United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Young; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Depay, Mata, Rooney ; Martial