Just three points ahead of the drop, Newcastle have alternated wins and losses in their last four matches – considerable improvement compared to their run of five consecutive defeats in the month of January. It’s been eight years since the Magpies managed to collect all three points at Old Trafford; a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from the recently retired Yohan Cabaye.
Manchester United have been held to a draw in both of their Premier League fixtures following their 9-0 thrashing of Southampton 19 days ago. The Red Devils will need a victory today if they wish to finish the weekend in second place, after Leicester City’s win against Aston Villa earlier today. With cross-town rivals Manchester City 13 points ahead with 14 matches remaining – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side cannot afford to lose any more points in their chase.
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