At first, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was doubtful to be able to revive Manchester United from a bad period at the beginning of this season, as the Norwegian was appointed as the temporary manager of the club after the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Who would have thought, Solskjaer managed to bring the Red Devils red 3 consecutive wins in his first three parties. While at the 4th match or 21st matchdays of Premier League, Manchester United will face Newcastle United. Their match itself is planned to take place on Thursday morning, December 3, 2018 in St. James Park, London.
Newcastle United, who will play as the hosts in the match later, in fact, they are only 3 points ahead of the relegation zone in the Premier League standings, with 15th place being occupied by Rafael Bentiez’s squad. In their last five matches in all competitions, the Maghpies were only able to win 1 victory and defeat 3 of them. On paper, they are not seeded to win, even though they will play at home.
Moreover, Manchester United are currently in a positive trend, they managed to pack 3 consecutive wins under the direction of interim managers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, respectively against Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City and Bournemouth. In the standings, Manchester United are ranked 6th by collecting 35 points from 20 matches that have been going on.
Head to head Matches – Newcastle vs. Manchester United:
10/6/18 Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle
11/02/18 Newcastle 1 – 0 Manchester United
11/19/17 Manchester United 4 – 1 Newcastle
01/13/16 Newcastle 3-3 Manchester United
08/22/15 Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle
Newcastle’s Last 5 Matches:
12/12/18 Newcastle 0 – 3 West Ham United FC
06/12/18 Everton FC 1 – 1 Newcastle
12/12/18 Newcastle 1 – 2 Wolverhampton
12/15/18 Huddersfield 0-1 Newcastle
12/22/18 Newcastle 0 – 0 Fulham
Manchester United’s Last 5 Matches:
06/12/18 Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal FC
12-08-18 Manchester United 4-1 Fulham FC
12/13/18 Valencia 2 – 1 Manchester United
12/16/18 Liverpool FC 3 – 1 Manchester United
12/23/18 Cardiff City FC 1-5 Manchester United
Newcastle: Martin Dubravka; Florian Lejeune, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, DeAndre Yedlin, Jonjo Shelvey, Mohamed Diame, Kenedy, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle, Ayoze Perez
Manchester United: David de Gea; Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial