United v Newcastle: Your essential guide
Manchester United will face Newcastle United at Old Trafford during the 2019/20 Premier League season, on the provisional date of Thursday 26 December.
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
MUTV subscribers will be able to watch live dedicated build-up to the game in the Match Day show, followed by live radio commentary. You can also follow our coverage on ManUtd.com and the Official App, where you can track live data and player statistics in the Match Centre.
WHICH TV CHANNEL IS IT ON IN THE UK?
Amazon has secured the rights to stream two rounds of Premier League matches this season via Amazon Prime Video, which includes the games due to be held on 26/27 December. That means our clash with the Magpies will be broadcast live via the online service. As always, the match will be shown in full on MUTV from the following day.
HOW DO I BUY TICKETS?
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WHAT'S OUR RECORD LIKE AGAINST NEWCASTLE?
There have been 167 previous competitive meetings between the two clubs, stretching back to the first in the old Second Division in 1895. The Reds have won 86 to Newcastle's 42, while there have been 39 draws. This fixture represents a landmark – our 50th meeting with the Magpies in the Premier League. Of the 48 meetings prior to 2019/20, the Reds have won 28, drawn 14 and lost six. The Reds completed a league double over Newcastle last term, coming from 2-0 down to beat the Magpies 3-2 at Old Trafford in a dramatic game in October, before goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford secured a 2-0 victory at St James' Park in our first match of 2019.
HOW DID NEWCASTLE GET ON LAST SEASON?
The Magpies endured a tough start to 2018/19, failing to win any of their first 10 league games and losing 3-1 at Championship side Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Carabao Cup. Tipped by many to be relegated to the Championship, former manager Rafael Benitez masterminded an upturn in form in the second half of the season, including a notable 2-1 home victory over champions Manchester City at the end of January. A strong end to the campaign, which saw the Tyneside club lose just one of their last five league games, saw them finish 13th in the Premier League. In the Emirates FA Cup, Newcastle needed a replay and extra-time to see off Championship side Blackburn Rovers in the third round, before going out in round four to eventual finalists Watford due to a 2-0 home defeat.
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