TEAMS NEWS – Benitez makes TWO changes & one BIG call in his NUFC team to play Man Utd

The teams are in for the big game at Old Trafford tonight and Rafa Benitez has made TWO changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Bournemouth – handing Jacob Murphy a start on the left-wing!

OUT – Lascelles & Atsu

IN – Clark & Murphy

Here’s the team we’ll see line-up at Man Utd in the 5.30pm kick off on BT Sport:

Newcastle United XI – (4-4-2) – Elliot – Yedlin, Lejeune, Clark, Manquillo – Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Murphy – Gayle, Joselu (SUBS-Darlow, Gamez, Mbemba, Diame, Aarons, Perez, Mitrovic)



  • Jacob Murphy STARTS on the left-wing in place of Atsu.
  • Lejeune & Clark at centre-back in Lascelles’ absence.
  • Rafa opts for 4-4-2 once again with Gayle and Joselu up top.
  • Shelvey captain.
  • Mitrovic on the bench.

Manchester Utd XI – (4-2-3-1) – De Gea – Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Young – Matic, Pogba – Rashford, Mata, Martial – Lukaku.

A VERY attacking Man Utd line-up!

Big effort needed today – HWTL!

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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