How do 11th placed Newcastle compare to Champions League chasing Manchester United?

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Newcastle United have a difficult game against Manchester United tomorrow.

Newcastle United head into the game against Manchester United tomorrow looking to cash in after an important win in the game against Aston Villa.

However, the stats suggest they will be considered underdogs for the game, as they are behind United in a few key areas.

  GoalsGoals ConcededBig Chance CreatedPassing AccuracyWon TackleInterception WonAppearances
Man Utd 46 26 40 85% 380 487 27
Newcastle 32 42 27 78% 402 439 27

Louis van Gaal’s side have the better attacking and defensive record so far this season, which could have a big say on the game.

The attacking difference shouldn’t be a massive surprise considering the talent in United’s frontline and the investments they made in midfield and attacking players last summer.

The defensive difference is a slight surprise considering the problems van Gaal’s team have had at the back this season, but Newcastle have struggled in this area with injury.

United are superior in terms of their passing accuracy this season, which suggests that if Newcastle can’t break up the play, they may be doing a lot of running during periods where the away team control the ball.

Their chances of breaking up the game are supported by their solid tackling stats, which could make it difficult for United’s talented midfielders to get much time on the ball.

In short, Manchester United need to have an off day and Newcastle need to be all over them like a rash if they’re going to force a result.

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