Newcastle United v Man United Preview

Manchester United have the opportunity to put Saturday's 1-0 loss in the FA Cup to Manchester City behind them, with a win against Newcastle United.

Man United can go nine points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League, if they beat Newcastle at St James' Park tomorrow night.

Team News

Newcastle- Kevin Nolan will serve the second of his two-match ban but Cheik Tiote and James Perch will both return from suspension.

Ben Arfa is out with a broken leg, also out injured are Leon Best, Alan Smith and Dan Gosling. Shola Ameobi has been rated as doubtful.

Man United- Wayne Rooney and Jonny Evans will both be available after completing their suspensions. Paul Scholes was sent off against Man City and will now have to serve a three-match ban.

Darren Fletcher is also unavailable for Man United, he is still recovering from illness. Owen Hargreaves, Rafael Da Silva and Anders Lindegaard are all out due to injury.

Most Recent Meeting

The two sides met back on the 16th August 2010, which was their first Premier League game of the 2010/11 season. Man United won the game 3-0 with goals from Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Fletcher and Ryan Giggs.


Man United and Newcastle have played each other 151 times. Man United have won 77 of those games, drawing 35 times and losing 39 of them.

Recent Form

Newcastle- LWLLD

10th April- Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle (Premier League)
2nd April- Newcastle 4-1 Wolves (Premier League)
19th March- Stoke 4-0 Newcastle (Premier League)
5th March- Newcastle 1-2 Everton (Premier League)
26th February- Newcastle 1-1 Bolton (Premier League)

Man United- LWWWW

16th April- Man City 1-0 Man United (FA Cup)
12th April- Man United 2-1 Chelsea (Champions League)
9th April- Man United 2-0 Fulham (Premier League)
6th April- Chelsea 0-1 Man United (Champions League)
2nd April- West Ham 2-4 Man United (Premier League)


Referee: Lee Probert
Assistant referees: Andy Halliday and Trevor Massey
Fourth official: Jon Moss

Probert has officiated 29 games this season, showing 69 yellow cards and six red cards.

He has refereed two matches involving Man United, which were the 7-1 win over Blackburn in the league and the 1-0 win over Crawley at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.

Probert has only refereed one game involving Newcastle, which was the 0-0 draw with Fulham in the league.

One Response so far.

  1. DavidTheAlien says:

    This really could go either way, i was talking to someone yesterday regarding this and they shared my opinions in that Newcastle can play some great football and on any given day beat anyone but all too often they fail to show up and not play to their potential. This is really difficult to predict although i really am wishing on a United win but after Arsenal's result yesterday i would take a draw in this one as St James park can be a very hostile place to go.

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