Newcastle vs Man United – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as Erik ten Hag keeps faith in Andre Onana while Kobbie Mainoo is trusted in midfield

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United defending nervously (0-0)

The hosts are continuing to work the ball around the pitch well and United’s defence is struggling to cope. It’s a bit last-ditch from the likes of Diogo Dalot, but there is space to counter-attack.

Newcastle looking to build pressure (0-0)

Newcastle are trying to get everyone a touch on the ball as they work around both halves in the opening exchanges. United’s defence has to be alert to the early ball in behind.

KICK OFF: Newcastle get us underway (0-0)

We’re underway in the north east!

Here come the players!

The teams are ready to go and are walking out into what is an electric St James’ Park, the early task for United is to make sure they don’t let Newcastle get off to a start that further boosts this wild home support.

Kick-off is just moments away and we will be bringing you all the key moments from the match.

The teenagers taking centre stage

There are so many narratives to go over heading into tongiht’s game, and what a moment this is for two teenagers, Newcastle’s Lewis Miley and Man United’s Kobbie Mainoo.

17-year-old Miley is making his fourth consecutive start for Eddie Howe’s side having impressend in recent performances, while Mainoo is making just his second Premier League start.

This will be a huge midfield battle to keep an eye on, both probably met each other in academy matches and now they are doing it in the English top-flight. This game can be won or lost in midfield and both with bee pivotal to their team’s success tonight.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 28:  Lewis Miley of Newcastle United during the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Newcastle United FC at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, Kobbie Mainoo of Manchester United warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag expects ‘different’ Newcastle test

Erik ten Hag has just been speaking pre-match and explained Newcastle will provide his Man United side with a ‘different’ test than what they experienced midweek in the Champions League.

Victory for his team today would be a huge welcome boost to travelling supporters and he’s decided to start Luke Shaw at centre-back tonight in a tactical adjustment.

‘It’s a different game when you play Premier League and especially Newcastle. We have to adjust and we will do,’ Ten Hag told TNT Sports.

‘It’s a tactical change [Shaw] but also rotation part of it, we have to load the management of all players but for Luke at centre-half he has to run less.’

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Tonight’s post-game permutations

Neither of tonight’s teams will be able to force their way into the Premier League’s top four with three points tonight, but they can move very close!

United are currently sixth in the league standings with 24 points while Newcastle are a point and position worse off.

A win for the home side would see them leapfrog Erik ten Hag’s side and into fifth, while the visitors can move just a point shy of Spurs and only six adrift of leaders Arsenal.

It’s tight at the top and both teams are desperate to get there.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United is seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Antony of Manchester United is seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Anthony Gordon insists Newcastle won’t harness a ‘victim mindset’

Newcastle supporters might still be irked from their midweek Champions League draw against PSG that saw them denied a famous win via a late penalty that was awarded by VAR.

The former Everton forward explained Newcastle feel good heading into tonight’s clash and explained there is no grieving over their performance in Europe.

‘I think we feel quite well and can take pride in how we performed. We deserved to win and don’t want to have a victim mindset when things go wrong,’ Gordon told TNT Sports.

Newcastle United's Anthony Gordon arrives at the ground ahead of the Premier League match at St. James' Park, Newcastle. Picture date: Saturday December 2, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA WireRESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.

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Stern-faced United ready for Newcastle test

There were very few smiles amongst United’s ranks as they arrived at the stadium and you wonder what type of reaction they will produce after their erroneous midweek trip to Turkey.

Fortunately, United’s Premier League form has been tight, but Newcastle away is one of the toughest tests in the top-flight.

Ten Hag keeps faith in Andre Onana

He backed him in Friday’s pre-match press conference and has followed up his words of encouragment with action as Erik ten Hag picks Andre Onana to start tonight.

The United goalkeeper is under pressure after a midweek howler in the Champions League, but is strangely also one of the top three performing keepers in the Premier League by recent statistics.

Onana will need to be at his best tonight against a fearsome Newcastle attack and you feel anymore errors could give Ten Hag a seriously tough choice to make over whether he is the club’s best shot-stopper.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Andre Onana of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
File photo dated 01-11-2023 of Andre Onana. Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has defended under-fire Andre Onana and insisted the Cameroon international is among the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. Issue date: Friday December 1, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS

Kobbie Mainoo starts his second consecutive Premier League start in midfield for Manchester United after starring in their impressive 3-0 win over Everton last weekend.

Anthony Martial is a surprise start in attack with Rasmus Hojlund instead placed on the bench by Erik ten Hag.

Alejandro Garnacho keeps his place on the left-wing for United having scored twice in his last two appearances including a wondergoal against Everton, meaning Marcus Rashford is likely to start on the right-wing for United.

NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe names and unhanged team from the side that started in last week’s 4-1 win over Chelsea at St James’ Park.

Here come the visitors

They had to take the long route to get to Newcastle after United’s plane was cancelled and onto the coaches it was, but Erik ten Hag’s side have arrived.

Ten Hag was al smiles as he walked down into the away dressing room at St James’ Park, while there were more steely expressions etched across the faces of Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Diogo Dalot.

Team news coming shortly.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United v Manchester United - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - December 2, 2023 Manchester United's Andre Onana arrives at the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR 'LIVE' SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS.
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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Diogo Dalot of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Rasmus Hojlund of Manchester United arrives ahead of the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Newcastle players arrive at St James’ Park

It’s going to get noisy in Newcastle tonight as we edge closer to kick off and home players have arrived at St James’ Park.

The hosts are just a single point adrift of United in the Premier League standings and you sense the home advantage could be a huge deciding factor tonight.

Erik ten Hag’s side have crumbled here before and they will have to find a way to not do so again.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United (39) arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Emil Krafth of Newcastle United (17) arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Tino Livramento of Newcastle United (21) arrives for the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on December 02, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Early team news

Tonight’s starting teams will be with us in around 15 minutes time, but we have some early selection regarding injuries and the players that are unavailable for tonight’s match.

Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff remains out with an ankle injury while forward Joe Willock is also unavailable but showing good signs of recovery from his injury.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hall is available for selection having missed last weekend’s win against his parent club Chelsea.

Marcus Rashford is available after serving a one-game suspension in the Champions League, but Mason Mount, Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro and Christian Eriksen remain out.

2.12.23......A nightmare start to Saturday for Manchester United as their 11.00am flight to Newcastle is cancelled due to weather and technical problems. The team arrived to drop their cars off at Manchester Airport from 10.00am but were told they were driving to Newcastle on two coached which will take over 3 hours.......Marcus Rashford.

Good evening and welcome to St James’ Park

Good evening and thanks for joining us for tonight’s Saturday evening Premier League encounter between Newcastle and Manchester United.

It’s cold and windy in the north east and the visitors have previously struggled at St James’ Park, tonight could be another difficult away trip as they travel further north while still reeling from a midweek draw in Turkey that left their Champions League ambitions in tatters.

Kick off is at 8pm and we have plenty to get through before then.

Newcastle United's Bruno Guimaraes (left) and Joelinton arrive at the ground ahead of the Premier League match at St. James' Park, Newcastle. Picture date: Saturday December 2, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA WireRESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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