The Red Devils and the Magpies meet on Sunday for the Carabao Cup final.
Manchester United and Newcastle drew in their most recent meeting, which took place at the start of October. They will now prepare to face off in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday night. Both teams have played multiple games in the English League and many cup ties.
Khel Now has chosen 10 of the finest memorable encounters between the two United teams over the years.
10. Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester United: 1996
Newcastle had sprinted 12 points ahead by Christmas under Kevin Keegan, who was seemingly marching his team to their first Premier League title, which would have been their first top-tier championship in nearly 70 years. The story is now ancient, but Manchester United fans—and even Premier League observers of the 1990s—love recalling it.
Yet after a string of subpar performances that started in February, Newcastle only managed one victory in five games. With this Manchester United victory in Newcastle, the tide has clearly begun to turn. After latching onto a Phil Neville cross at the back post, talisman “King” Eric Cantona scored the game-winning goal and cut the deficit to one point. Few objectives were as urgent, even though they weren’t the nicest.
After a gruelling fight led by Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, a defeat for Newcastle to Liverpool, and a spectacular outburst from Kevin Keegan, Manchester United was once again crowned champions.
9. Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United: 2019
At St. James’ Park, Newcastle United defeated Manchester United 1-0 thanks to a memorable match-winning goal from Matty Longstaff, who was making his Premier League debut.
Dreams came true for the Geordie midfielder, who capped off an outstanding top-flight debut for his boyhood club at the age of 19 by drilling in a low finish in front of the Gallowgate End.
The young player, who shared the field with his elder brother Sean, rattled the crossbar with a ferocious long-range effort in the first half but was unfortunate not to score.
8. Newcastle United 5-0 Manchester United: 1996
Nearly everyone in black and white was scored. Denis Irwin and Peter Schmeichel of Manchester United argued that Darren Peacock’s opening goal should not have crossed the line, but it undoubtedly gave Newcastle the drive to continue.
Following a missed penalty attempt by the visitors, David Ginola caused more damage, enabling the Toon to end the half with a 2-0 lead thanks to an absolutely breathtaking performance. On the other side, Les Ferdinand and Alan Shearer delivered the goods before Philippe Albert’s visually stunning chip added the cherry on top.
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7. Newcastle United 2-6 Manchester United: 2003
The last time the Magpies were seriously deserving of being thought of as a top challenger and double-dealing with European contention The second of a terrible three-match losing streak for Sir Bobby Robson’s team that once again caused them to fall out of title contention late in the season, Manchester United put them to the sword with a 6-2 rout before the season was over, despite the fact that they finished in their highest position of the 21st century.
Jermaine Jenas gave Newcastle the early advantage, but after that, it was all Manchester United, with goals from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes in the first half, three of which came in the span of just five minutes. This game was complete. Scholes scored three goals, there were scrapes and injuries, and Titus Bramble gave up another penalty, which Ruud van Nistelrooy converted.
6. Newcastle United 4-3 Manchester United: 2001
After five minutes, Laurent Robert’s powerful left-footed free-kick gave the home team the lead. Rob Lee’s speculative shot restored Newcastle’s lead before halftime, despite Ruud van Nistelrooy’s equaliser for the Red Devils.
Nikos Dabizas added a third goal for Newcastle, increasing their chances of an unexpected victory, but strikes from Ryan Giggs and Robin van Nistlerooy quickly levelled the score.
It was Newcastle who scored a late fourth goal in a thrilling match on Tyneside when Shearer’s effort bounced past Fabian Barthez in front of the Gallowgate End. Man United captain Roy Keane was then dismissed for an infamous confrontation with Shearer in the closing minutes.
5. Manchester United 6-0 Newcastle United: 2008
During their heyday, Manchester United was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final great squad, living life to the fullest and legitimately claiming to be among the top teams in Europe. In his second-to-last season at United, Cristiano Ronaldo was tearing up the Premier League while teaming up with Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez to form a devastating, thunderous trifecta. In this thrashing, CR7 scored his first hat-trick for the Red Devils.
Amazingly, despite repeated calls for penalties, a 0-0 tie resulted in the first half. Following the break, though, things changed, as unflappable centre-back Rio Ferdinand even participated with a thundering volley off of a perfectly placed Rooney cross. Yet, the day belonged to Manchester United. How eagerly they now await the return of such days!
4. Newcastle United 3-0 Manchester United: 2000
Newcastle defeated Sir Alex Ferguson’s Champions League champions once again at home, this time by a score of 3-0.
Duncan Ferguson’s magnificent strike for the Magpies, shooting a lovely volley from the outside of the penalty area while facing the wrong direction, caused the Red Devils’ 1999 Triple-Champion team to fall down.
Midway through the second half, pantomime villain Roy Keane received a red card, which proved to be a crucial turning point in the game as Alan Shearer scored twice to seal the victory.
3. Manchester United 4-3 Newcastle United: 2012
A Christmas Day extravaganza that will be used to compare the forthcoming game to James Perch, a right-back for the visitors, scored the opening goal, but Jonny Evans, the hosts’ other defender, quickly equalised with a beautiful goal. A few minutes later, he unwittingly restored the Magpies’ lead going into halftime by scoring at the other end.
At the break, Patrice Evra replied before Papiss Cissé gave Newcastle a second lead. It was up to “Little Pea” Javier Hernández to secure all three points from an amazing Michael Carrick cross to excite the Stretford End after the season’s standout player Robin van Persie brought United back into the game.
2. Newcastle United 3-0 Manchester United 2011
By defeating the Red Devils 3-0 at St. James’ Park under the lights, Newcastle made a strong start to the new year.
Yohan Cabaye increased the advantage for the home team with a stunning long-distance free-kick shortly after the resumption, which crossed the line via the underside of the crossbar. Demba Ba gave United the lead with his excellent hooked finish, giving them their 15th goal of the season.
Wayne Rooney’s attempt was stopped on the line, and the visitors’ Dimitar Berbatov hit the post before Newcastle grabbed a third goal in stoppage time when Man United defender Phil Jones deflected a long pass from goalkeeper Tim Krul into his own net.
1. Manchester United 0 -1 Newcastle United: 2013
Although it is far from a true classic, its participation is significant because of its location. Just after the hour mark, Yohan Cabaye struck to give Newcastle their lone victory in 34 league trips to Old Trafford.
This was also noteworthy since it occurred during the disastrous David Moyes’ reign for the Red Devils when rival clubs began willfully breaking records after realising that the Theatre of Dreams wasn’t the impenetrable fortress they had been led to believe.
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