This is the team that Steve Bruce has chosen to take on Manchester United. It is a Christmas miracle as we got the team selection right for once. 🙂
This is how we line-up for #MUNNEW at Old Trafford this evening!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 26, 2019
As we had all been hoping, Jetro Willems is back in the team. Florian Lejeune gets his second straight start, but Bruce had limited options with the other three center-backs out injured.
The big surprise is that the Longstaff brothers get the nod in midfield for Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey. Though we had a feeling he would do just that.
It looks like the same formation as last weekend against Crystal Palace. However, it’s Joelinton and Dwight Gayle as the front two with Dwight getting his first start of the season.
This is who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has selected to face the Magpies. Paul Pogba just makes the bench, which is a welcome surprise.
? Two changes for #MUFC:
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 26, 2019
This is a chance for Newcastle to continue their march up the Premier League table. With a win, we can leap Manchester United and get closer to a coveted top five place. But that may be putting the cart before the horse.
However, this is certainly a game we can get something from if the lads put in a performance. It won’t be easy as Man U will want to atone for the loss at Watford last weekend. But we’ve beaten them once already, and Bruce will have the team believing they can do it once again.
Howay The Lads!