Newcastle 1-Manchester United 0
Manchester United traveled to Newcastle in Sunday’s late Premier League kick-off, as they looked to put an end to their horrendous away form.
Man United would draw 0-0 with AZ Alkmaar on Thursday in the Europa League.
That meant that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had gone 10 away games across all competitions without a win.
10 – Manchester United have failed to win any of their last 10 away matches across all competitions (D4 L6) – they last went on a longer winless run on the road between February and September 1989 (run of 11). Worrying. pic.twitter.com/doznd0WEp9
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2019
The Red Devils’ poor form away from Old Trafford continued vs the Magpies, too.
Sunday’s tie was a rather lackluster affair, with neither side showcasing great football.
However, it would be 19-year-old Matthew Longstaff who broke the deadlock for Newcastle vs Man United, with a superb strike from the edge of the box.
Sunday’s game was also Matthew Longstaff’s first appearance for Newcastle’s senior side, and what a way to mark it.
What a moment for Matty Longstaff! The youngster gives Newcastle the lead on his Premier League debut, beating David De Gea from 20 yards!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 6, 2019
As well as failing to end their dismal away run, United also suffered another big blow vs Newcastle.
Missing from Man United’s matchday squad vs the North East outfit were the likes of Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jesse Lingard, all of whom are injured.
Man United would then be handed yet another injury problem vs Newcastle.
Diogo Dalot would start at right-back vs Steve Bruce’s side. However, the young defender was forced off in the 60th minute.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 6, 2019
Man United will likely now welcome the imminent international break, because it means they can try to get some of the aforementioned players back fit before their next clash, vs Liverpool.