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Premier League Preview: Newcastle search for first league win this season against Manchester United

Wayne Rooney (L) and Georginio Wijnaldum (R) Credit: PA


Newcastle United have been the second highest spenders in the Premier League this summer, but will it transfer to their first league win this season?

  • Kick-off: Saturday August 22nd, 12:45pm
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Manchester United result last week: Sunderland 1-3 Norwich
  • Newcastle United result last week: Newcastle 2-0 Swansea
  • Last season: Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle
  • Referee: Craig Pawson - South Yorkshire
Florian Thauvin Credit: PA
  • Newcastle United Team News

New signing Florian Thauvin goes straight into the squad for Newcastle's Barclays Premier League trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

The 22-year-old former Marseille winger is included just days after completing his switch to Tyneside, and he could yet be joined by fellow midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who is recovering well from the groin problem which forced his premature withdrawal at Swansea last weekend, but remains a doubt.

Holland midfielder Siem de Jong is back in training after a shin injury, as is defender Paul Dummett, who is yet to feature this season because of a hamstring problem, but full-back Daryl Janmaat is suspended following his sending-off at the Liberty Stadium.

Sergio Romero Credit: PA
  • Manchester United Team News:

Sergio Romero will continue in goal for Manchester United's home game against Newcastle because David de Gea is still unable to focus following Real Madrid's interest in him, according to Louis van Gaal.

The United manager remains without centre-back Phil Jones and defender Marcos Rojo is unlikely to feature as he lacks match sharpness.

Van Gaal is considering handing Bastian Schweinsteiger his first start, but fellow midfielder Marouane Fellaini is suspended.

  • Provisional squad:

Manchester United: Lindegaard, Romero, Johnstone, Smalling, Shaw, Valencia, McNair, Darmian, Blackett; Mata, Carrick, Blind, Young, Herrera, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Lingard, Pereira; Depay, Rooney, Januzaj, Hernandez, Wilson.

Newcastle: Krul, Darlow, Coloccini, Mbemba, Taylor, Dummett, Lascelles, Williamson, Haidara, Tiote, Anita, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Thauvin, De Jong, Colback, Obertan, Aarons, Gouffran, Cisse, Mitrovic, Perez.