Manchester United – Newcastle: Manchester United looks to build on a big midweek win in the Europa League when it hosts a Newcastle side that could find itself in a relegation fight soon (start time 2pm ET Sunday, online via Peacock Premium).
The Red Devils pasted Real Sociedad 4-0 in Turin on Thursday but have drawn two-straight Premier League outings en route to a 10-point gap behind leaders Man City.
Newcastle, meanwhile, could enter the day only three points from the bottom three if Fulham knocks off Sheffield United on Saturday.
As it stands, the Magpies haven’t earned back-to-back league results since Dec. 12. Getting one here would be a big achievement even with Man United’s injured midfield.
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Newcastle gets Jeff Hendrick back from suspension but Callum Wilson remains out along with defenders Fabian Schar and Javi Manquillo. It’s also too soon for Federico Fernandez’s return.
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Man United’s central midfield could well be Nemanja Matic, Bruno Fernandes, and Fred if McTominay can’t go, and that trio combined for 203 minutes on Thursday in another country. Newcastle doesn’t have Wilson but does have some players who can be a handful for defenders who struggle with crosses, which has happened to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof on occasion. Still, this feels a bridge too far for Steve Bruce’s men. A too-tight Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle.
How to watch Manchester United – Newcastle stream and start time
Kick off: 2pm ET Sunday
Stream: Online via Peacock Premium