26 Dec 2012 | Old Trafford | Kick Off: 15.00 | Wednesday | Referee: Mike Dean
Man Utd vs Newcastle United Preview
Tough times for Newcastle despite their 1-0 win against QPR and now they face the league leaders on Boxing Day. The Magpies have a serious injury list, the likes of Ben Arfa, Cabaye and Steven Taylor are only the fresh new cases. Tiote will be suspended for this fixture too. And they will face a Manchester United side seeking a win desperately after their 1-1 draw against Swansea in the last match. The lead at the top is not reduced to 4 points and with City almost looking certain to take 3 points from their game against Sunderland, United will need to be their level best. Traditionally, the club at the top in Christmas has gone on to win the Premier League title.
Probable Starting Lineup
Manager – Sir Alex Ferguson
Lineup – De Gea, Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Jones, Valencia, Fletcher, Scholes, Young, Rooney, Van Persie
Manager – Alan Pardew
Lineup – Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Anita, Perch, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse
- The Geordies have never beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford in the last 40 years.
- In fact, in the last 22 matches they have only once managed to beat Manchester United.
- Manchester United have won the most points against Newcastle than any other team.
- Manchester United boast of their record on Boxing Day as they have won 15 out of 18 matches.