Manchester United will square off against Newcastle on Monday in the Premier League. The match should go on despite the cancellations of previous Manchester United matches, but could still be cancelled.
The Magpies have had a horrid last couple of seasons. If it wasn’t for Joe Willock and some good form late in last seasons campaign the Tyne-side club will likely be playing in the Championship.
Eddie Howe picked up the only win of the campaign earlier this month against fellow relegation threatened Burnley. Newcastle sit joint bottom of the table, only ahead of Norwich by two goals. The Magpies have drew seven times in the league this season.
Despite only having 10 points this season, Newcastle can still stay up. Newcastle are only three points behind Watford with safety, but because of goal differential the Magpies would need another point.
Newcastle has been thrashed their last three games against formidable completion: Man City, Liverpool and Leicester easily dispatched the side who was recently bought by Saudis.
The new cash influx could help Newcastle out this window, but they have not received reinforcements yet.
Howe has come out lately in the 4-5-1, but the side has some flexibility to change shape. The only player that should really scared United is Allan Saint-Maximin.
The speedy and flashy French forward only has three league goals this, but his capable of the special goal. Jonjo Shelvey hit a stunner against Liverpool, two matches ago and is capable of producing a nice long range goal every now and then.
Manchester United and Ralf Rangnick will have nearly a full squad at his disposal on Monday. The only player out is Paul Pogba still because of an injury he picked up with France on November.