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Manchester United v Newcastle Utd Preview - Kick-off, TV, tickets, team news

Man Utd v Newcastle Utd <i>(Image: The Northern Echo)</i>
Man Utd v Newcastle Utd (Image: The Northern Echo)

Newcastle United are in action when they take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Here are all the details you need to know about the game…


WHERE IS THE GAME TAKING PLACE?

Having completed their home schedule when they drew with Brighton at St James’ Park on Saturday, Newcastle head to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Wednesday night.

The Magpies have already claimed one victory at Old Trafford this season, with goals from Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall and Joe Willock having secured a 3-0 Carabao Cup win in November. Newcastle also beat Manchester United in the reverse fixture at St James’ in December, with Anthony Gordon scoring the only goal of the game in the second half.

If the Magpies win on Wednesday, they will complete their first league double over Manchester United since the 1930-31 season.

However, their long-term record at Old Trafford is dreadful, with Newcastle having won just one of their last 38 league matches at Manchester United’s home stadium.


WHAT TIME IS KICK-OFF?

Wednesday’s game kicks off at 8pm.


ARE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE?

No – all the tickets for the away section at Old Trafford have been sold, and the game is a complete sell-out with Manchester United also having sold all the tickets for the home sections of the ground.


IS THE GAME BEING TELEVISED OR STREAMED LIVE?

Yes – Wednesday’s game has been selected for broadcast by Sky Sports and will be televised on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football channels as well as via the Sky Sports website and app.

Because the game has been selected for live coverage, there is no domestic streaming available.

Radio coverage of Wednesday’s game will be available on talkSPORT and BBC Radio Newcastle, and The Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson will be at Old Trafford producing a live blog, report, ratings, reaction and analysis on The Northern Echo’s website.


WHAT IS NEWCASTLE’S LIKELY LINE-UP?

With a number of his injured players returning to the fray, Eddie Howe has some selection decisions to make ahead of Wednesday’s game.

Nick Pope has been an unused substitute in the last two matches, but the England goalkeeper could get the nod to return to the starting line-up ahead of Martin Dubravka.

Similarly, after his late substitute appearance against Brighton at the weekend, Kieran Trippier could be selected to start at right-back, which would mean Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall competing for a place on the left of the back four.

There is a chance Fabian Schar could be passed fit to feature after the Swiss centre-half missed Saturday’s draw through injury, while Joelinton and Miguel Almiron could also feature in the starting line-up, having been substitutes at the weekend.

Sven Botman, Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Targett, Joe Willock and Lewis Miley have all been ruled out for the remainder of the season, while Sandro Tonali remains unavailable through suspension.

Newcastle (probable, 4-3-3): Pope; Livramento, Krafth, Burn, Hall; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.


HOW ARE MAN UTD SHAPING UP?

The pressure is mounting on beleaguered Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag after Sunday’s home defeat to Arsenal followed hot on the heels of last week’s thrashing at Crystal Palace.

Manchester United head into Wednesday’s game three points adrift of Newcastle in the table, and their dreadful goal difference means they almost certainly have to win to retain any chance of European qualification via their league position. They will, however, secure a place in the Europa League if they beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final later this month.

Ten Hag will be hoping Bruno Fernandes will be passed fit to line up against Newcastle after the Portuguese midfielder was forced to sit out Sunday’s loss to Arsenal through injury. Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount were also missing at the weekend, but have a chance of being involved on Wednesday.

Ten Hag has been forced to play Casemiro at centre-half in the last two games, and the Brazilian is likely to have to stay in the back four with Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Luke Shaw all expected to remain unavailable.

Man Utd (probable, 4-2-3-1): Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Evans, Dalot; Mainoo, Eriksen; Garnacho, McTominay, Rashford; Hojlund.