Newcastle V Manchester United - Preview and possible lineups

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The last encounter finished 4-1 to the 'Red Devils' at Old Trafford. AFP

Newcastle V Manchester United - Preview and possible lineups

Tom Devlin by Tom Devlin @rfutbol - 0 7,222

We take a look ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash between Newcastle and Man United

Newcastle: New signing Islam Slimani is a doubt pending a late fitness test. Otherwise there are no new injuries to trouble Rafa Benitez - Ciaran Clark has shaken off a minor problem he has during the week.

Manchester United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to training but will not be available to play. Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini remain sidelined but Daley Blind could make a return to the first team. 

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez: "We have the same problems as the other teams in the bottom half. You have so many good teams at the top. One bad result can change everything. We have to stay calm and be stronger with the new additions."

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho: "I like to go there and like the feeling of going to Mr [Bobby] Robson's home. I lost and drew a few times. I hope the result is different but I know the characteristics of the game are not going to be different."

Did you know?

Jose Mourinho has never won a league game at St James' Park. 

Romelu Lukaku averages a goal or assist every 65 minutes against Newcastle in the Premier League.

Newcastle haven't won in eight Premier League games at St James' Park, their second-longest run without a home victory in the Premier League 

Form:

Possible linueps:

Newcastle: Darlow, Dummett, Lascelles, Clark, Yedlin, Ritchie, Shelvey, Merino, Atsu, Perez, Gayle.

Man United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Lingard, Sanchez, Lukaku.

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