Manchester United’s last away Premier League fixture didn’t go down well with the team. The red devils lost to Watford at Vicarage in a disappointing fashion.
Solskjaer could not continue with his five game unbeaten run as he succumbed to a rock bottom side Watford, conceding two goals in the second half despite the introduction of Paul Pogba in the second half to help stabilize the midfield.
Newcastle currently enjoy a decent run in the league with 23 points after eighteen matches and a place below Manchester United. Steve Bruce has been able to reshape his side after a stuttering start to the league.
Man United and Newcastle are tied on the same points but separated by goal difference
The team news
United finally welcomed Paul Pogba back to squad last week after he came on in the second half as a substitute for Jesse Lingard. Paul Pogba is expected to start the boxing day’s fixture with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
Eric Bailey, Fosu-Mensah and Marcus Rojo ruled out due to knee and muscle injuries. However, Tuanzebe could make a return to the first team tommorow.
Saint-Maximin is ruled out of the game as result of a Thigh Injury. The good news is Newcastle have an injury boost ahead of their visit to Old Trafford as Clark, Dummett, Ki Sung-Yong, Lascelles and Ritchie expected to be in the matchday squad.
Key players to watch
Manchester United most prolific striker and top goal scorer this season. Rashford has scored the last match goal in Manchester United’s last three Premier League matches.
Shelvey has scored in the three of the last Newcastle United Premier League goals.