This clash sees two teams who have been hit hard by poor recent form and who are both looking for morale-boosting wins to get their seasons back on track.
Manchester United are a team in crisis and reports claim that this game could be Jose Mourinho’s last at the helm, so the Portuguese tactician would be looking for a serious effort and ultimately a win from his players who appear to have given up on him.
Manchester United head into this game, winless in their last four games in all competitions, and this is their worst start to a league season since the 80s, so things have to change for them as they have won just 4 of their opening 10 competitive games this season.
The stakes are not so much higher at Newcastle as the fans have decided to instead blame their very unpopular owner for the chaos going on at the club. With no wins in all competitions this season, and just 2 points earned from a possible 21 in the Premier League, there is no question that the players have to do better sooner rather than later.
Manchester United have won three, drawn two, and lost one of their last six meetings with Newcastle. However, the hosts have lost just one of their last 36 home games against Newcastle, winning 26 times.