Game week 4: Manchester United to heap more misery on Newcastle - Premier League
|Cristiano Ronaldo will be the cynosure of eyes at Old Trafford on Saturday but how well will he impress? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Manchester United vs Newcastle UnitedOld Trafford3:00pm
The big one about this fixture is the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford, it’s bigger than big for fans who last saw him in their strips twelve years ago, will he start? Will he come off the bench? The grand reintroduction is upon us.
Newcastle United have a lot to do themselves, they’re struggling at the moment as expected, they will flatter to deceive at important times but expect them to fight relegation battles throughout the season and it’s not even down to squad quality alone but how much can their manager offer?
Manchester United will go top of the league if they win here except Spurs equal their result, they will also understand that chasing won’t help anyone’s cause this season, they’d rather go top and have others chase, it’s safer that way.
The Red Devils are clear favorites this season, home debut for Raphael Varane and the eventual introduction of Ronaldo will treat the fans to a spectacle but result will matter a lot for the home side and nothing less will be acceptable.
How will they line up? Newcastle will sit deep and hit on the counter, they have pace in Miguel Almiron and trickery in Saint Allan Maximin, Callum Wilson can finish well when he gets the chance, how much of those will he get on the day?
Manchester United will attack Newcastle on all fronts, Mason Greenwood is bang in form and should start, Jadon Sancho’s place is now under the clouds as Ronaldo will most likely be deployed upfront and that will mean the rest will have to fight on the flanks.
Recent results suggest both teams will score in a high scoring game with United winning each of the last three scoring at least three times, in fact four times in two of the last three, expect a high scoring game at Old Trafford on Saturday.