Scott McTominay in action against Newcastle United

United v Newcastle: Essential match info

Manchester United will be hoping for Christmas cheer when we welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

The Reds have not lost at the Theatre of Dreams since August, but that record will be tested against Steve Bruce’s in-form Magpies.

Ahead of Thursday’s festive fixture, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the visit of Newcastle.
Key match info
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Thursday 26 December | Premier League | Old Trafford | 17:30 GMT | Live build-up on MUTV from 16:00 GMT | Referee: Kevin Friend.

WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON?

Thursday’s game will mark the second time we've been shown live on Amazon Prime. The streaming service, which broadcasted our 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month, will show all 10 Premier League games over 26 and 27 December. If you’re not already an Amazon Prime customer, you can watch the game by signing up for a 30-day free trial. At the end of the free trial, Prime membership is just £7.99 per month or £79 for the year and can be cancelled at any time.

Alternatively, you can keep across all of the action on MUTV. Prior to kick-off, subscribers can watch all of the build-up via the ‘Match Day Live’ show from 16:00 GMT. This will then be followed by live radio commentary of the match. Keep up to date with everything that happens on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre. MUTV will show a full re-run of the game from midnight, and at regular intervals the following day.
WHO'S THE REFEREE?

Kevin Friend will be the man in the middle at Old Trafford. The 48-year-old has previously taken charge of one United match so far this season - the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in September - and has refereed a single Newcastle match this campaign, which also ended 1-1, against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Friend’s assistants will be Adrian Holmes and Darren Cann, while Oliver Langford is set to be the fourth official. Experienced referee Mike Dean will oversee proceedings from VAR’s Stockley Park base. He will be assisted by Ian Hussin.
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Anthony Martial celebrates scoring for United against Newcastle at Old Trafford.
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RIVALS WATCH

It’s a full complement of fixtures over 26 and 27 December, with nine matches spread out across Boxing Day and one the following day. Thursday’s action kicks off with Tottenham’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion and finishes with Leicester City hosting Liverpool, while the only game on Friday is Wolves v Manchester City. Here’s the full list of Premier League fixtures this gameweek…

THURSDAY 26 DECEMBER

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion (12:30 GMT)
Aston Villa v Norwich City
Bournemouth v Arsenal
Chelsea v Southampton
Crystal Palace v West Ham United
Everton v Burnley
Sheffield United v Watford
UNITED v Newcastle United (17:30 GMT)
Leicester City v Liverpool (20:00 GMT)

FRIDAY 27 DECEMBER

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City (19:45 GMT)

Kick-off at 15:00 GMT unless stated otherwise.

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