Man United vs Newcastle
Manchester United welcomed Newcastle United to Old Trafford for a Premier League clash on Sunday evening.
The Red Devils no doubt headed into the game full of confidence, after putting four past Real Sociedad on Thursday.
United’s domestic form, though, has proven less positive of late, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men having notched just one win from their last five league outings before the weekend.
Such form has seen Manchester City open up a 13-point gap atop the Premier League table, meaning the Red Devils can’t afford to drop any points if they stand a chance of keeping alive their faltering title challenge.
As for Newcastle, their form had been fairly patch of late, with the Geordie outfit having won two and lost three of their last five ahead of kick-off.
The Magpies, in turn, remain firmly in the relegation scrap, and sat just three points above Fulham ahead of kick-off at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer on Cavani
Ahead of kick-off on Sunday, it was revealed that Man United had made a number of changes to their starting line-up/matchday squad.
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Several were of course enforced, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explaining earlier in the week that all of Scott McTominay, Edison Cavani and Donny van de Beek were potentially doubts for the weekend.
So, it wasn’t too much of a surprise to see Cavani omitted from the matchday squad against the Magpies.
United fans, though, were probably no doubt keen to learn when the Uruguayan would be able to return.
And when speaking pre-match on Sunday, Solskjaer confirmed that he was hopeful Cavani would be back on Thursday or maybe next Sunday:
Solskjaer says Cavani “not yet fit” and it was too risky to play him. “Hopefully he will play on Thursday or maybe Sunday.”
McTominay is out after hurting his ankle v Sociedad. #MUFC
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Man United vs NewcastleManchester United welcomed Newcastle United to Old Trafford for a Premier League clash on Sunday evening.The Red Devils no doubt headed into the game full of confidence, after putting four past Real Sociedad on Thursday.United’s domestic form, though, has proven less positive of late, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men having notched justFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed