Man Utd vs Newcastle: United Look to Bounce Back with a Test at Old Trafford

Premier League football returns with Manchester United taking on Newcastle on Saturday. Jose Mourinho and his team are looking to get the three points at Old Trafford. Anyone dropped points would be catastrophic for United in the race with Manchester City for the Premier league title. The Red Devils have fallen eight the points behind rivals City after the latest defeat against Chelsea just before the break. City have been quite imperious so far and Mourinho will know that his team also need to be equally good. Rather than just three points, United will be focused on finding more goals in order to improve the difference.

Newcastle have not been beaten in the last three league matches and they were also able to secure a draw with Liverpool in recent games. Even though the team lost just before the international break, it is unlikely to affect the team coming into this match. The break could not have come at a better time for Rafa Benitez and his men. After having promoted from the Championship, Benitez has seen his team do reasonably well so far this season. Newcastle are 11th in the table, and they will be looking to improve this position going into the games against Watford and West Ham after the test at Old Trafford.

The big boost for United is the return of players like Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Apart from the immensely strengthening the team, it also adds a lot of options for the manager. Marouane Fellaini is also back, while Phil Jones is unlikely to feature in the game. Newcastle will be able to welcome Ciaran Clarke and Rob Elliott back into the squad, while Christian Atsu and Jamaal Lascelles may not feature in the game. United have a strong head-to-head record against Newcastle back in history.