09 September 2021, 14:46 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Manchester United vs. Newcastle United, kicks off at 15:00 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at the Theatre of Dreams.
Preview Manchester United Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview The Red Devils will return after the narrow 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Matchday 3. An impressive double save by David de Gea minutes before the break kept United in contention for the win. Before the remarkable save, Paul Pogba had forced an impressive save out of the Wolves' goalkeeper Jose Sa. Mason Greenwood (80’) eventually broke the deadlock late in the second half after some nifty footwork created the space for the shot. The victory leaves Manchester United unbeaten in three Premier League games: WDW, and in 3rd place with 7 points picked up from 2W, 1D, & 0L. Ole will aim for another victory on Matchday 4 while hoping for favorable results in other games that matter, - most especially, Tottenham’s game against Crystal Palace. An attacking 4—2—3—1 formation is expected with Cristiano Ronaldo replacing Mason Greenwood at the top of the shape. The 36-year-old is expected to make his second debut for the club in the iconic No. 7 shirt on Saturday. Edinson Cavani made the gesture to hand the five-time Ballon d’Oro winner the symbol of his first spell at Manchester United. On availability, Marcus Rashford remains sidelined after going under the knife for a shoulder injury. Rashford recently hit back at those who insisted he should "stick to football" after re-iterating his desire to continue his off-the-field activities on child food poverty in the UK. Looking ahead, the Red Devils will take on BSC Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League season opener.
Preview Newcastle United Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Newcastle United picked up a 2-2 draw in a pulsating four-goal thriller against Southampton F.C. on Matchday 3 at St. James' Park. Callum Wilson (55') put the Magpies in the lead ten minutes after the break with a fine header beyond McCarthy. But Southampton found an equalizer through Mohamed Elyounoussi (74') minutes later. Allan Saint-Maximin (90'+1) thought he had won the game for Newcastle in stoppage time, but a final twist in the gut-wrenching tale would see the Saints earn a penalty six minutes into stoppage time. James Ward-Prowse (90'+6 P') converted from 12 yards despite Newcastle's goalkeeper, Freddie Woodman, diving the right way. The draw leaves Newcastle in 17th place with only one point after three games: 0W, 1D, 2L. The Magpies are in search of their first win of the season, but defeating the Red Devils appears to be a tall order and manager, Steve Bruce could settle for a point. A dynamic 3—5—2 formation could be on the cards for the 60-year-old as he looks to stop United’s progress at the half-way line. Steve Bruce will have a fully fit squad with the exception of Martin Dubravka.