Alexis Sanchez after scoring 1st Manchester United goal

Newcastle United vs Manchester United predictions: Preview & line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Newcastle United 0-3 Manchester United

Manchester United to beat Newcastle United 3-0 is 11/1 with Paddy Power.

Rafa Benitez’s struggling Newcastle United side welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park this weekend. The visitors haven’t lost away to Newcastle since 2012.

An incredible 31 points separate the two sides ahead of kick off with Man United fighting to stay in the top four whereas Newcastle are battling against relegation.

The Magpies are without a win in their last 5 whilst United have dropped points just once, in 2018.

Newcastle took the lead at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture before a rampant United side responded with four goals to claim all three points.

Its likely to be a similar result this time around in the North East as Newcastle haven’t won at home (in the league) since October.

Newcastle United vs Manchester United: Who will win?

Newcastle are long odds to win at home against Manchester United – 9/2.

Manchester United are favourites with the bookies at 8/13.

Alexis Sanchez is 4/1 to score the first goal between Newcastle and Manchester United. The Chilean is 6/4 to score anytime.

Islam Slimani, who could be in line to play at least a part of the match, is 10/3 to score anytime.

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Rafa Benitez celebrates Newcastle win over Stoke

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Manchester United Premier League preview

Newcastle offloaded a number of players during the January transfer windows but made one key signing: Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester.

The Algerian never really settled in at the King Power Stadium and will want to make a great first impression on his Newcastle debut.

Slimani signed for the Foxes last summer for £28 million and has scored 8 goals in 35 Premier League games for the 2015/16 champions.

The 29 year old is a doubt for this weekend’s fixture meaning Rafa Benitez will probably start with a similar side to the one who drew to Leicester.

Alexis Sanchez will make his 4th appearance for Manchester United this weekend. The Chilean never scored for Arsenal against Newcastle…

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United goes to ground after a challenge with Danilo of Manchester City but is later booked for diving during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James’ Park on December 27, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United’s defensive fragilities

This season, Jose Mourinho’s team, who are renowned for ‘parking the bus’, score just less than 2 goals per game on average.

Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in their last 19 matches and are sure to have a torrid time against the likes of Alexis, Lukaku, Martial and Lingard.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis scored his first goal for for United in their 2-0 win against Huddersfield last weekend. The Chilean missed a penalty before slotting home the rebound at Old Trafford.

It was a vital goal for the former Arsenal man as it can often be difficult for players to settle into their new clubs and find themselves on the scoresheet straight away.

Expect Alexis to pay a key role in this weekend’s fixture.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 30, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Newcastle United team news vs Manchester United

Islam Slimani is a slight doubt but there is hope that the Algerian will make his debut on Sunday.

Jesus Gamez is definitely out with an ankle issue.

Joselu has been struggling with an illness in recent days.

Manchester United team news vs Newcastle United

Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes for the visit of Huddersfield last time out.

It would be a major surprise if Paul Pogba did not return to the starting line-up.

Manchester United remain without long term absentees Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly.

Newcastle predicted starting XI vs Manchester United

Manchester United predicted line-up vs Newcastle

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