[Teams] Newcastle vs Man Utd: Confirmed line-ups from St James’ Park

By on October 6, 2019


Manchester United will look to kick-start their season with a win when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recalled Marcus Rashford to the starting eleven after he was on the bench during the 0-0 draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday night. Youngster Mason Greenwood drops to the bench.


Scott McTominay is also brought back into the United side as Nemanja Matic drops out but Fred keeps his place in the middle of the park. Andreas Pereira is recalled in place of Angel Gomes while Daniel James keeps his place on the wing.

Juan Mata is also retained as the likes of Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial remain on the sidelines through injury. Diogo Dalot continues at right-back in place of Aaron Wan-Bissaka – who’s out with tonsillitis – while Harry Maguire replaces Marcos Rojo in the back four.

Victor Lindelof isn’t involved today as Axel Tuanzebe comes in to the Man Utd defence while Ashley Young replaces Brandon Williams at left-back.

As for Newcastle, both Sean and Matthew Longstaff start in midfield with Jonjo Shelvey only named on the bench this afternoon.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:


Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, Almiron, M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton

Subs: Dummett, Carroll, Shelvey, Gayle, Krafth, Darlow, Atsu

Man Utd

De Gea, Dalot, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young, Fred, McTominay, Pereira, Mata, James, Rashford

Subs: Romero, Rojo, Williams, Matic, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood

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