Newcastle United and Manchester United, who previously faced off in the EFL Cup final in February, will go head to head once again in the Premier League on Sunday at St James’ Park. The two teams are currently separated by three points and two places in the league, with Manchester United in third place and Newcastle United in fifth place.
Despite talk of a potential title challenge, Newcastle United’s destiny for a spot in the Champions League is still in their own hands. Their recent success is due in part to Tottenham Hotspur’s poor performance, as well as Newcastle’s own improved form before the international break.
Newcastle United has won two of their last five Premier League home games and is no longer the defensive powerhouse they were earlier in the season. However, they have only lost one home game this season, which was against Liverpool. Manchester United, on the other hand, has the fourth-worst away defensive record in the league this season, having conceded 27 goals.
After a successful run in the Europa League and FA Cup just before the international break, Manchester United is now in the quarter-finals of the Europa League and semi-finals of the FA Cup. However, their Premier League form has been less impressive, having played only twice in March and lost one game.
Newcastle United is seeking revenge for their loss to Manchester United in the EFL Cup final in February. Although they have not won in their last six Premier League matches against Manchester United, they managed to draw 0-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season