The Red Devils will host Steve McClaren’s Newcastle United on Sunday with the hopes of maintaining their 100 per cent record to the season. Manager Louis van Gaal will be expecting his boys to put in another impressive display like they did against Club Brugge in the 3-1 third round Champions League qualifying tie win at home.
Manchester United came from behind to seal the win after a Michael Carrick own goal in the 8th minute of the encounter. Summer signing Memphis Depay was in brilliant form on the night which saw him open his United goal account with a brace, and Marouane Fellaini scored the thrid goal in the 90th minute of the match.
United are favourites to win this match against Newcastle after winning their first two Premier League games of the season, and the Magpies not with a single victory.
Here is the possible line-up of Manchester United:
Argentinian goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, should start in goal after keeping two clean sheets in the Premier League matches he has played, and the former Sampdoria ace will be hoping to keep the record intact – albeit he was beaten by a Carrick own goal on Tuesday.
The back-line which has operated in all of United’s competitive matches of the season is what we expect to see. Arguably United’s best performer so far this season, Matteo Darmian will take his place at right-back and Luke Shaw who was impressive against Brugge will assume duties at the left back position, while the central defence pairing of Chris Smalling and Daley Blind should continue, as Phil Jones is still out with mild thrombosis.
Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick are expected to be partners once again, and they will provide shield for the defence. The duo have done a decent jon for United so far in all the matches this season. Schneiderlin has been impressive since joining United this summer and he will be alongside the 34-year Carrick in central midfield. Bastian Schweinsteiger could however come in if required. Man of the match against Brugge, Memphis Depay should start on the left wing of the attack, while Juan Mata is likely to start on the right, with Adnan Januzaj in the number 10 role, supporting the lone striker.
Captain Wayne Rooney should lead the line in attack once again despite been sloppy against Brugge – which the England international striker admitted himself. The former Everton man has not scored since the inception of the new season and he will be hoping to open his goal record against Steve McClaren side in Sunday’s early kick-off.