Manchester United will most likely try to maintain their impressive start of the 2015-16 campaign by securing another 3 points at their home. This time they will face the Newcastle United who are fighting to get back on the track since last season.
The Red Devils have got all the six points from their first two games against Tottenham and Aston Villa respectively. They will try to keep up their form to attain another victory to strengthen their position in the league table. They beat Club Brugge in their Champions League play-offs, which would surely boast their confidence.
Their star striker Rooney is yet to get back to his goal-scoring form which is quite concerning for Van Gaal. But, the young starlet Memphis Depay is on fire as he scored a brace against the Club Brugge which is a pleasing sight for the manager. United’s defence have been pretty solid in the opening two matches; not conceding a single goal which is impressive compared to their last season. Sergio Romero will be seen under the bars as the rumor about De Gea’s leaving is still buzzing.
The Magpies didn’t have a good start as they are yet to secure a win. They drew against Southampton and lost the second match against Swansea.
The new manager, McClaren will need some time to settle down at the St. James’ Park after last season’s stupendous performance.
They will have Thauvin in their starting line-up as the winger finally arrived from Marseille on Wednesday.
Head to Head:
Manchester United have always dominated over the Newcastle United. In their 161 meetings the Red Devils won 83 matches and the Magpies 41. In the last 27 meetings, the Magpies won just two matches. Their last win over the Red Devils came in 2013 when they beat United 1-0 deficit in their home.
Probable Starting Line-ups:
Manchester United: S. Romero, M. Darmian, C. Smalling, D. Blind, L. Shaw, B. Schweinsteiger, M. Schneiderlin, J. Mata, A. Januzaj, M. Depay, W. Ronney
Newcastle United: T. Krul, Williamson, Mbemba, Coloccini, M. Haidara, V. Anita, J. Colback, Taylor, G. Wijnaldum, F. Thauvin, P. Cisse