Another season in the Premier League provides yet another meeting at Old Trafford. Both teams have won one in the last four meetings against each other. It was back in December 2013 when Yohan Cabaye scored the winning goal in Newcastle's one and only Premier League win at Old Trafford. More recently, the last time the two sides met back in February, it proved to be the catalyst in our surge towards safety and a top half finish.
As far as this season is concerned, this is arguably a good time to play against the Red Devils with Jose Mourinho under pressure. A defeat for the team that play in Salford could bring an end to the Mourinho era which began in summer 2016.
Facts and Figures
Man United wins: 84
Newcastle wins: 42
Man United wins: 26
Newcastle wins: 6
Premier League at Man United
Man United wins: 14
Newcastle wins: 1
Previous ten (all competitions)
Man United wins: 6 (22 goals)
Newcastle wins: 2 (10 goals)
Biggest win: Man United 1 - 7 Newcastle United (10/09/1927)
Biggest defeat: Man United 6 - 0 Newcastle United (12/01/2008)
Biggest aggregate win: Newcastle United 11 - 2 Man United (7-1 and 4-1) (1927/28 season)
Biggest aggregate defeat: Newcastle United 1 - 11 Man United (0-6 and 1-5) (2007/08 season)
Man United 0 - 1 Newcastle United – 07/12/2013 (Premier League)
Tim Krul: Made saves to deny Phil Jones, Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj but it is safe to say that Krul was never truly tested in the game as Man United could not seem to produce threatening attacks especially in the closing stages of the game.
Mathieu Debuchy: Had, what was arguably, the best chance of the goalless first half but David de Gea pushed away the Frenchman's shot but the creation of the chance signified that the potential of an upset could be on the cards.
Yohan Cabaye: The midfielder scored the winning goal just after the hour as he stroked the ball home first time. Cabaye would go on to score a further goals after this (Crystal Palace, Stoke and two against West Ham) before sadly leaving for PSG six weeks later in the January transfer window.
Moussa Sissoko: Sissoko provided the assist for Cabaye with a cut back along the floor after creating the chance down the right wing.