How to watch and follow Newcastle v United
Manchester United return to action after the international break on Sunday, with St. James’ Park the scene for our Premier League clash.
The match begins yet another busy period of fixtures for Erik ten Hag’s men, and both the Reds and our weekend hosts are vying for a spot in the Premier League’s top four.
Ahead of the tussle on Tyneside, get the lowdown on the team news, broadcast information, match officials and more…
HOW CAN YOU FOLLOW THE GAME?
The match is scheduled to kick off at 16:30 BST, and it will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK.
Our Match Day Live show commences at 15:25 BST, and will include will exclusive build-up and post-match reaction. Further must-see content will also be available on ManUtd.com and in the United App, with radio commentary available throughout the 90 minutes.
WHEN CAN YOU SEE HIGHLIGHTS?
WHAT’S THE TEAM NEWS?
A confirmed omission for United is Casemiro, who will be serving the second of his four-match suspension, after his red card against Southampton.
Marcus Rashford returned to light training earlier this week, following his withdrawal from England’s squad for the Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine.
Ten Hag gave updates on the fitness of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in his pre-match press conference on Friday, while he issued further comment on the fitness of his team in his exclusive Matchday Q&A too.
Christian Eriksen, Donny van de Beek and Alejandro Garnacho are expected to still be out.
For the hosts, Joelinton is back in contention after serving both matches of his two-fixture suspension, while Sven Botman was back in training this week after missing both of the Netherlands’ qualifiers through illness.
Miguel Almiron is ruled out for this one, along with defender Emil Krafth, but Newcastle boss Eddie Howe dispelled doubts over the fitness of Allan Saint-Maximin and Nick Pope in his pre-match press conference.
Following the Carabao Cup final, both teams have experienced further good form, as we continue to jostle with the Magpies for the right to play in next season's Champions League.
The Reds have reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League, the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup and currently sit three points above Newcastle in third place in the league, but have only picked up one point in our last two Premier League fixtures.
Newcastle, on the other hand, were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City in their first match after the Wembley final, but followed that up with consecutive victories over Wolves and Nottingham Forest heading into this one.
Referee Stuart Attwell takes charge of affairs, with Andy Madley on VAR duty, with Michael Salisbury named the fourth official.
WHO ELSE IS PLAYING?
As well as our clash with Newcastle, our two biggest rivals lock horns on Saturday, with Liverpool travelling to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City. Here’s the weekend’s fixture list:
SATURDAY 1 APRIL
Manchester City v Liverpool (12:30 BST)
Bournemouth v Fulham
Nottingham Forest v Wolves
Crystal Palace v Leicester
Arsenal v Leeds
Brighton v Brentford
Chelsea v Aston Villa (17:30 BST)
SUNDAY 2 APRIL
West Ham v Southampton (14:00 BST)
Newcastle v UNITED (16:30 BST)
MONDAY 3 APRIL
Everton v Spurs (20:00 BST)
All matches 15:00 BST unless stated.