10.09.2021 » Manchester United vs Newcastle: Premier League preview
The Premier League returns to action on Saturday, as Manchester United play host to underperforming Newcastle United, in what could be Cristiano Ronaldo's second Red Devils debut. The sides have experienced contrasting fortunes in the opening three rounds of the Premier League fixtures, and for those punters looking to use their Coral promo code, it's worth noting that the hosts go into this match-up as odds-on betting favourites. Given the extreme gulf in quality between the teams, Newcastle's hopes of bouncing back from a sluggish start to the season look far-fetched.
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Manchester United preview
Cristiano Ronaldo, who became the all-time highest scorer in men's international football last week, is set to make his second Man United debut here.
His first debut yielded a 4-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford and ultimately led to three consecutive Premier League titles and United's first and only Champions League triumph.
So Ronaldo's return is a good omen, as is the Red Devils' flying start to the new season.
Though a 5-1 home thrashing of Leeds United in their Premier League curtain-raiser was followed up by a 1-1 away draw with Southampton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side head into proceedings in high spirits.
In-form teenager Mason Greenwood made sure to mark his third consecutive Premier League start with a goal, helping United edge past Wolverhampton 1-0 last time out.
With out-of-sorts Newcastle arriving at Old Trafford, the Red Devils' chances of opening a new top-flight campaign with back-to-back home wins by a 3+ goal margin since 2011/12 look bright.
Their opposition's struggle aside, Solskjaer's men have been nothing short of outstanding in the attacking third lately.
Indeed, United have found the back of the net in 14 straight home Premier League fixtures, scoring a total of 40, an average of 2.9 per match.
Newcastle United preview
Newcastle were hopeful of improving upon a dismal last season's 12th-place finish, which saw them spend almost the entire campaign fighting against the drop.
However, three games into the new season, and the Magpies are already tipped for another season-long dogfight against relegation following another disastrous start.
After enduring consecutive two-goal defeats to the likes of West Ham and Aston Villa, Steve Bruce's side suffered late heartbreak against Southampton last time out.
James Ward-Prowes' 96th-minute penalty salvaged a point for the Saints at St James' Park, leaving Newcastle just a single point clear of the relegation zone.
One bright spot has been the visitors' solid away form in recent times, as they've claimed ten points from their last 15 available (W3, D1, L1), bagging 2+ goals in each victory.
Having that said, the Magpies have lost 21 of their last 22 Premier League trips to the teams occupying the top-three spots ahead of the kick-off (W1).
Bruce's hopes of avoiding another reverse here could hinge on Allan Saint-Maximin, who almost scored the winner last time out and got on the scoresheet in last season's H2H at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Head-To-Head
Man Utd made light work of their last season's Premier League meetings with Newcastle, winning both encounters by an aggregate score of 7-2.
A 3-1 victory in this exact fixture in 2020/21 took the Red Devils' winning streak in home top-flight H2Hs to four, a sequence that saw United net 3.5 goals on average.
By extension, the three-time European Cup winners have lost just one of their last 36 home Premier League clashes against Newcastle (W26, D9), courtesy of a 1-0 reverse in December 2012 under David Moyes.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United predicted line-ups
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Newcastle United (3-5-2): Freddie Woodman; Federico Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar; Jacob Murphy, Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff, Jeff Hendrick, Matt Ritchie; Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United is on September 11, against Newcastle. You can watch Manchester United vs Newcastle, Arsenal vs Norwich City, PSG vs Clermont, Leicester City vs Manchester City, Crystal Palace vs Tottenham, and Napoli vs Juventus, all matches provided from our football stream game pages.
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Manchester United vs Newcastle kick-off time (11-09-2021):
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Sources: ronaldo7.net / mirror.co.uk / theguardian.com