Manchester United are second in Premier League, eight points behind rivals Manchester City. The Red Devils will receive the visit of 11th-placed Newcastle United today at Old Trafford.
Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:
Manchester United, who in the last 4 matches have seen their neighbours Man City pull 8 points away at the top of the league, welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford confident that their home form will see them through (8 straight wins in all competitions).
The teams managers, José Mourinho and Rafa Benitez, have had 16 tactical duels so far. ‘The Special One’ so far holds a slight advantage, having beaten Benitez’ teams 7 times (D4 L5).
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The September 10, 2016 was the last time Manchester United suffered defeat at Old Trafford (2-1 against Manchester City) – they have played 38 games since then.
Newcastle will have to be wary of powerful striker Romelu Lukaku in this match. The big Belgian might not have scored in his last 7 games (PL), but will find consolation in his stats against ‘The Magpies’: 5 goals and 4 assists in 8 matches so far. Lukaku did score 3 goals during the recent internationals and the goal on Tuesday against Japan was his 31st for Belgium, making him their all-time leading scorer.
Manchester United: Z. Ibrahimovic (doubtful), M. Carrick (doubtful), P. Jones (doubtful), M. Rojo (doubtful)
Newcastle United: P. Dummett (thigh injury), M. Merino (lower back injury), C. Atsu (doubtful), J. Lascelles (doubtful).