Manchester United are set to face Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
We were humiliated 1-6 at home by Tottenham Hotspur before the international break.
Steve Bruce’s day start tonight’s game four points above us as we are down in 16th with a game in hand.
The two lineups are confirmed as:
David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James
Substitutes: Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Paul Pogba, Odion Ighalo
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes five changes to the starting lineup from our last outing, with Anthony Martial’s suspension the only forced alteration.
Victor Lindelof replaces Eric Bailly to partner captain Harry Maguire in the middle of our back four. Scott McTominay and Fred replace Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba in centre midfield, whilst Juan Mata comes in for Mason Greenwood down the right and Daniel James is in for the suspended Martial.
James will play down the left and Marcus Rashford moves back into the central striker’s role.
Deadline day signing Alex Telles is among the substitutes.
Karl Darlow; Emil Kraft, Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis; Isaac Hayden, Joelinton, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick, Allan Saint-Maximin; Callum Wilson
Substitutes: Mark Gillespie, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schar, Miguel Almiron, Ryan Fraser, Jacob Murphy, Andy Carroll
Karl Darlow continues between the sticks in place of the injured Martin Dubravka. The Magpies have surprisingly conceded only five goals in their first four games this season despite Jamaal Lascelles and Federico Fernandez being the centre-back partnership.
Callum Wilson’s pace could cause our defence a lot of problems, whilst it’s a shame for us not to see Andy Carroll in the starting lineup. Looks like Joelinton will play down the right wing, with Ryan Fraser and Miguel Almiron only on the bench.