Pundit Predictions: Who will start v Newcastle?

Saturday 02 December 2023 12:00

Who will start against Newcastle United on Saturday night?

Fans are asking that question as the Premier League match at St. James’ Park edges closer. The action will kick off at 20:00 GMT, which means line-ups are out at 19:00. 

United Predictions players therefore have until 18:30 to register line-ups and, to help you out, we’ve asked our MUTV pundits to share their thoughts on the game. 

Take a look at what Treble winner David May and former Academy goalkeeper Paul Woolston are expecting from the north east…

DAVID MAY

Our former centre-back expects Erik ten Hag to make two changes, bringing on Raphael Varane for Victor Lindelof and Kobbie Mainoo for Sofyan Amrabat.

He’s also tipped midfielder Scott McTominay for an influential night, as you can see here…

Line-up: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Varane, Shaw; McTominay, Mainoo; Antony, Fernandes (C), Garnacho; Hojlund. 

First scorer: Scott McTominay

Correct score: Newcastle 1 United 2

Man of the Match: Scott McTominay

PAUL WOOLSTON

Our former goalkeeper, who was forced into early retirement through injury, is also expecting two changes from the boss. He’s got Mainoo back in the side, as well as Marcus Rashford…

Line-ups: Onana; Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Mainoo; Rashford, Fernandes (C), Garnacho; Hojlund. 

First scorer: Harry Maguire

Correct score: Newcastle 1 United 2

Man of the Match: Kobbie Mainoo
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WHAT FANS ARE PREDICTING

At the time of writing, these are the most popular selections in our United Predictions game...

Correct score: 

35% = Newcastle 1 United 2
11% = Newcastle 1 United 3
9% = Newcastle 0 United 2
8% = Newcastle 2 United 3
8% = Newcastle 2 United 2

Man of the Match: 
39% = Bruno Fernandes
16% = Kobbie Mainoo
10% = Rasmus Hojlund
9% = Alejandro Garnacho
8% = Marcus Rashford

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