Meetings between Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez used to be about titles. This evening it’s about which one can stem their sides’ respective winless run.
Newcastle United have yet to taste victory in the Premier League this season, while Manchester United are looking to end a sequence of four matches without success.
It should be a close encounter at Old Trafford. And it’s one we’ve previewed below.
A total of 41 years separate Newcastle’s two most recent triumphs at Old Trafford – their latest coming in 2013.
They’re 13/2 to spring a shock and nab their third away league win of 2018 here.
Fans and players alike have urged United to attack, attack, attack at Old Trafford.
They should get their wish against a Magpies side that will be set up to frustrate the Red Devils.
Benitez appears likely to go with two banks of four in an attempt to nick something from the game.
That means Paul Pogba and co. will have to be both creative and incisive against their resilient visitors.
Romelu Lukaku has been wasteful with his chances in recent weeks. He can’t afford to be here.
Belgian ace Lukaku remains the even-money favourite to Score Anytime in spite of his profligacy in the 18-yard box.
Pogba has added more goals to his game this term. He’s 7/4 to net again here.
The visitors have broken the deadlock on three of their last six visits to Old Trafford.
Their best chance of doing that again tonight could be with the lively Ayoze Perez.
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester.
When: 5:30pm, Saturday 6th October 2018.
How to watch: BT Sport 1
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