Pogba and Sanchez to start: Predicted Manchester United XI to face Newcastle

Paul Pogba of Manchester United against West Ham

Manchester United need to get back to winning ways as they face Newcastle United on Saturday. The midweek 0-0 draw against Valencia was the fourth consecutive game without a victory for the Red Devils.

The team lacked the cutting edge in the final third and didn’t create many chances. United started with Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba but it wasn’t enough to break down the Spanish side.

Our last Premier League game was a 3-1 loss to West Ham and a similar result could mean the end of our faint Premier League hopes.

Here is our predicted line-up to face the Magpies at Old Trafford.

Predicted Manchester United XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jose Mourinho

David de Gea (GK)

The Spaniard must start for the Red Devils as we look to win against Rafa Benitez’s side.

Diogo Dalot (RB)

Antonio Valencia should be rested and the impressive Dalot might get to start in the Premier League.

Chris Smalling (CB)

The English defender has been decent in the heart of the defence and should start against the Magpies.

Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof (CB)

Lindelof was poor in the game against West Ham but should keep his spot in the team alongside Smalling.

Luke Shaw (LB)

Shaw is the only player that has looked good this season and the Englishman has to have a top game against Newcastle.

Paul Pogba (CM)

It would be hard to drop Pogba from the starting XI even if he isn’t firing on all cylinders. The Frenchman is a match-winner and has to play well on Saturday.

Nemanja Matic (CM)

The Serb should start alongside Pogba and provide some steel in midfield.

Marouane Fellaini (CM)

It is a tough call between Fred and Fellaini but we should stick with the Belgian for this crucial game.

Marcus Rashford (LW)

The English striker should keep his place in the team after his outing in the Champions League.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku (ST)

Lukaku has been struggling to find the back of the net in recent games. Hopefully, he will change that against Newcastle.

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Alexis Sanchez (RW)

Jesse Lingard had a slight niggle and missed the clash against Valencia, hence Sanchez should start, even though he was poor in midweek.