For many Newcastle fans, Manchester United is regarded as one of the fixtures of the seasons. With the untimely demise of our rivals over on Wearside. A case could be made that this is the big game this season.
Newcastle vs Manchester United is one of the most historic fixtures in Premier League history. So if you are lucky enough to get tickets for the away end at Old Trafford on Saturday, here is everything you need to know.
Last time out: Newcastle 3-3 Manchester United 2015/16
Despite Newcastle’s miserable 2015/16 campaign, the Magpies fared well in both games against Manchester United. The Red Devils failed to beat United home and away with both fixtures ending in draws.
By far the most memorable of the two affairs was the 3-3 draw at St.James’. The game seemed lost for United before Paul Dummett smashed home a little equalizer to ease pressure on Steve McClaren.
The game featured two penalties which Wayne Rooney and Aleksandar Mitrovic both dispatched. As well as goals from Wijnaldum and Lingard on the night, Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet were presented as new signings.
This Time Around
It’s been almost two years since the Red Devils and Magpies last locked horns. Which is almost certainly reflected in the sides now.
Manchester United are aiming for the title and will be after a response after defeat to title rivals Chelsea in their last game.
Whilst United will also be expecting a response after two disappointing defeats in a row to Burnley and Bournemouth.
However, the last Magpie to score against Manchester United, Paul Dummett is available for selection.
Game and Travel Information
In terms of travel to the ground, there is no reported issued on either the roads or the rail network.
In terms of pubs as with many grounds around the country, you will be refused entry to pubs near the ground wearing away colours. This has led many away supporter to head for the Salford Quays area.
However, it is to be advised that this is a mile away from the ground. Alternative areas tend to be more in the city centre. More information can be found here.
The game kicks off 17:30 and is live on BT Sport for those without tickets.