Confirmed: Newcastle v Man Utd line-ups, Di Maria starts

Newcastle United host Manchester United in the Premier League.

Newcastle United boss John Carver gets the chance to pit his wits against Manchester United as the Red Devils visit St James Park.

In the opposite dugout is former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal, who has had a mixed debut season in the Premier League.

The Red Devils sit in fourth position, and know anything less than three points could leave them ending the evening worse off, with Liverpool just two back, and hosting relegation threatened Burnley this evening.

Newcastle currently occupy 11th position in the Premier League, and have shown mixed form since Carver took over from Alan Pardew.

They have won two of their last six games, winning 1-0 at the weekend against Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa.

Manchester United's away form has been poor this season, winning just one of their last six games on the road. The last of these being a 2-1 defeat at Swansea City a fortnight ago.

They have won a total of three away games all season, and have an even goal difference, highlighting their struggles despite such a talented array of attackers.

Here is a look at how the two teams line-up...

Newcastle lineup


  • Tim Krul
  • Fabricio Coloccini
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Ryan Taylor
  • Michael Williamson
  • Mehdi Abeid
  • Gabriel Obertan
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Papiss Demba Cissé
  • Emmanuel Rivière
  • Sammy Ameobi

Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Lubomir Satka, Vurnon Anita, Jonás Gutiérrez, Adam Armstrong, Ayoze Pérez, Yoan Gouffran.

Man Utd lineup


  • David de Gea
  • Jonny Evans
  • Marcos Rojo
  • Chris Smalling
  • Antonio Valencia
  • Daley Blind
  • Ángel Di María
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Ander Herrera
  • Ashley Young
  • Wayne Rooney

Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Phil Jones, Patrick McNair, Michael Carrick, Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, Falcao.

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