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Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Ritchie. Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy (Atsu); Perez (Hayden); Gayle (Joselu) Unused subs: Darlow, Manquillo, Merino, Murphy Man Utd: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Young; Matic (McTominay), Pogba (Carrick); Alexis, Lingard (Mata), Martial; Lukaku Unused subs: Romero, Lindelöf, Rojo, Shaw, Carrick, McTominay, Mata

Pinned

Good afternoon, it's a clash of Uniteds awaiting is this afternoon. Newcastle are perilously close to the bottom as they welcome their Manchester namesakes to St James Park

Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera are both missing today due to injury. The players will wear black armbands after the sad news of Liam Miller's passing this weekend. Newcastle will also be remembering former player Vic Keeble, former club doctor Keith Beveridge and young supporter Frankie Sherwood.

There's been one game already in the Premier League today. Huddersfield have been in wretched form but have convincingly beaten Bournemouth 4-1. Two from Mounie, one from Pritchard and van La Parra late on from the spot. Stanislas had equalised for the Cherries

That means Newcastle start this game in the bottom three, but to show how open the relegation scrap is, they'd go 13th with a win. At the other end, Man Utd are 2nd and would go seven points clear of third placed Spurs with a win. But Jose Mourinho has a wretched record at St James Park. Will that change today?

Pogba feeling something in the warm-up. Watch that.

I reckon Man Utd get Jose a win on Tyneside today. Can't see it being easy though. Newcastle will make themselves hard to beat. Certainly don't see a repeat of the reverse fixture, when Man Utd won 4-1 in November.

Newcastle winless against the top half this season. That's going to perk up our Geordie contingent. Out come the teams...

We're underway! 0-0 (1)

Martial's on the deck. Diame had a hand out and it seems to have got him in the face. He's getting some medical attention. 0-0 (3)