The questions for the Newcastle team selection for tomorrow will be who plays up front and who comes in for the injured captain Jamaal Lascelles.
We have not been very good at scoring goals in the last three games having only scored once, and we are against the best defense in the Premier league tomorrow at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have only conceded 5 goals in their 11 games so far, and they have yet to concede at home in the league.
So it could well be a defensive test for Newcastle tomorrow, and we’re sure Rafa has had the lads looking closely at the game plan.
Ciaran Clark – expected to get start tomorrow
Ciaran Clark should come in at center-back and could even captain the side tomorrow in Jamaal’s absence.
Here’s a possible Newcastle starting eleven.
Yedlin Lejeune Clark (c) Manquillo
Ritchie Perez Murphy
We’re not sure Rafa will play the young and inexperienced Murphy out on the wing, but he’s the next in line – although Rafa may give Rolando Aarons a chance?
Whenever Rolando seems to play for the first team he does well.
Perez is likely to play in the number 10 spot if only for his work rate in a game where every player will have some defensive duties to perform.
It may also be a risk putting Dwight Gayle up front since when we do get the ball, we will need to hold it up and keep it – and that could be a reason why Rafa keeps Joselu in the lineup.
What would your Newcastle team be for tomorrow?