Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford this afternoon for the first Premier League match of the weekend.
The hosts enjoyed a 3-1 victory against Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifiers on Tuesday evening, and with the second leg next week United manager Louis van Gaal could have one eye on that match.
But at the same time he will want to maintain the club’s 100 per cent start to the new season – and potentially keep a third straight clean sheet in the process.
As for Newcastle, they are without a win so far this season having drawn with Southampton on the opening weekend and lost to Swansea City last time out.
It will not be easy to beat United on their own ground but Newcastle certainly have the players to cause a shock if they play to their potential.
United have won their last three meetings with Newcastle, conceding just one goal in the process, while Newcastle’s only Premier League victory at Old Trafford was a 1-0 win in 2013.
- Sergio Romero
- Matteo Darmian
- Luke Shaw
- Chris Smalling
- Daley Blind
- Adnan Januzaj
- Juan Mata
- Morgan Schneiderlin
- Bastian Schweinsteiger
- Memphis Depay
- Wayne Rooney
Substitutes: Sam Johnstone, Antonio Valencia, Patrick McNair, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young, Javier Hernández.
- Tim Krul
- Fabricio Coloccini
- Massadio Haidara
- Chancel Mbemba
- Steven Taylor
- Vurnon Anita
- Jack Colback
- Gabriel Obertan
- Georginio Wijnaldum
- Ayoze Pérez
- Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Michael Williamson, Rolando Aarons, Siem de Jong, Florian Thauvin, Cheick Tioté, Papiss Demba Cissé.
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