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Manchester United vs Newcastle United: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Dhruv SharmaDhruv Sharma
October 31 2023
Manchester United vs Newcastle United

Last year’s finalists to battle it out for a place in the quarter-final

Manchester United and Newcastle United will face off again in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday, only one team will make it to the next round of the cup. Manchester United easily defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 to advance to the last 16 of the EFL Cup, while Newcastle United ended Manchester City’s quadruple hopes in one season with a memorable 1-0 victory.

Manchester United had few flashes of promise in the opening five minutes of the Manchester Derby, but a Erling Haaland brace and a Foden goal handed Erik ten Hag another loss this season, making it 5 defeats in 10 matches in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City, the reigning treble winners, mercilessly ended Manchester United’s three-game winning streak on Sunday. Newcastle head to Old Trafford with just one win to show from their last six away matches, only one of Newcastle’s last four battles has ended in victory.


Thursday, 2 November 2023 at 9:15 PM BST (1:45 AM IST)

Location: Old Trafford


Manchester United (in all competitions): L-L-W-W-W-L

Newcastle United (in all competitions): W-W-D-W-L-D

Players to watch in Manchester United vs Newcastle United:

Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United):

Hojlund is still only 20 years old, but he has the potential to be a world-class striker in the future. He has been the only positive sign so far for United in the attack, against their rivals City, he was able to hold up the ball in the attacking third against defenders like Ruben Dias. Even though he has yet to open the scoring for the Red Devils in the EFL Cup and the Premier League, he proves to be a threat to opposition defense.

Callum Wilson (Newcastle United):

Callum Wilson
Callum Wilson has scored 7 goals in 11 appearances in all competitions this season

Callum Wilson has been in excellent form for Newcastle United in the 2023-24 season, scoring 7 goals in 11 appearances in all competitions, he is currently the club’s top scorer. In the 2-2 draw against Wolves, Wilson scored both the goals to help Newcastle come out with a point from the match. One of the most notable things about Wilson’s performances this season is his efficiency in front of goal.

Match facts:

  • The Magpies have not been beaten in an EFL Cup fourth-round tie since the 2004-05 campaign.
  • Defeat at Wembley in the 2022-23 match stretched Newcastle’s winless run against Manchester United to seven matches, they have now won only won match in their last eight matches against United.
  • Manchester United have a better home record than their opponents when the two sides have met each other at Old Trafford.

Injury & team news for Manchester United vs Newcastle United:

All of Luke Shaw, Amad Diallo, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez will be absent for the Red Devils on Wednesday, with Jadon Sancho being excluded from the main team. Casemiro and Wan Bissaka were absent in the match against City but there’s hope that they will get some time in the EFL Cup match. Kobbie Mainoo could offer something different as he was named on the bench in the Manchester Derby.

Newcastle officially began life without Sandro Tonali over the weekend as the Italy international’s 10-month ban for betting breaches came into effect, with his return expected in August 2024. Third-round matchwinner Isak will not be available for Eddie Howe and Sven Botman’s knee problem is unlikely to heal in time for Wednesday’s contest.

Head to Head

Total matches – 155

Manchester United wins – 78

Newcastle United wins – 37

Draws – 40

Predicted lineup for Manchester United vs Newcastle United:

Manchester United predicted lineup:

Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Reguilon; Amrabat, Eriksen; Antony, Mount, Garnacho; Hojlund

Newcastle United predicted lineup:

Pope; Livramento, Schar, Lascelles, Targett; Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Match prediction for Manchester United vs Newcastle United:

The two Premier League sides face off against each other to make a step closer to the familiar place in the EFL Cup. Both the clubs have had a bad record this season, Newcastle’s poor away record does at least offer the Red Devils some hope of keeping their grip on the trophy but United’s recent form at home has asked some questions from the manager and the players, 90 minutes might prove to be a long time for the teams.

Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle United


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