Manchester United face off against Newcastle at 12:45 at Old Trafford on Saturday and It’s always a game to keep an eye on. Over the last ten seasons, United has won 14, lost 2 and drew 4. But with six points and two clean sheets already grabbed by United, they’re going to want to keep the good form going. For this weekends meeting, here are 3 things to look out for:
Rooney to end his goal drought
This is one of Rooney’s favourite games to score in even since he moved from Everton, especially in his favoured centre forward role. When he has played this position in the past he has scored 11 goals against the Magpies and racked up a countless amount of assists. Keep your eye on the United Captain this week, he has promised the goals and this could be the perfect match to start.
Memphis to bag his first premier league goal
Memphis had an exceptional game on Tuesday during his Champions League debut against Club Brugge, scoring two beautiful goals and setting up one for Fellani. With his first goals under his belt and his confidence high, I reckon Memphis is going to be hungry for goals and not stop till his first official premier league goal has been bagged. Could be the start of a great partnership between him and Rooney
Schweinsteiger to be named in starting XI
While this experienced German World Cup winner has been on the pitch, United’s defence has barely looked troubled and has yet to concede a goal with on. If Schweinsteiger starts tomorrow, expect him and Schneiderlin to protect the back four from whatever Newcastle can offer. While holding the ball up, we can also expect Bastian to wait for that right moment to send that perfect pass and get United’s attack going. With a 90% pass accuracy, we know he has it in him