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Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more as Bruno Fernandes returns

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Manchester United vs Newcastle LIVE: Premier League team news, line-ups and more as Bruno Fernandes returns

Both clubs are hoping to secure European qualification for the 2024/25 season

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Manchester United host Newcastle in what should be a thrilling Premier League clash at Old Trafford this evening. Fresh off the back of a 1-0 loss to Arsenal Erik ten Hag’s player need to improve and show they are worthy of a spot in the squad ahead of an expected exodus in the summer.

United are still hoping to end their season by securing a place in European competition next year. They are battling with Chelsea and Newcastle for the final two spots and have to beat the Magpies this evening or else they will fail. The Red Devils are eighth in the table three points behind both of their rivals and have a shocking -4 goal difference.

Newcastle, meanwhile, can ensure they at least have a place in the Europa Conference League next season if they win at Old Trafford. They have a vastly superior goal difference to both Chelsea and United meaning three points would put them out of reach heading into the final match of the season.

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Man Utd vs Newcastle

Manchester United’s 14 league defeats this season is their most in a single campaign since losing 16 in 1989/90. United are one short of losing 10 competitive home games in a season for the first time in their history.

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Man Utd vs Newcastle

Eddie Howe’s side have won each of the last three meetings between the teams in all competitions including a 3-0 win here in November.

Newcastle could complete a league double against their hosts for the first time since the 1930/31 campaign.

Mike Jones15 May 2024 19:10

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Man Utd vs Newcastle team changes

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes returns and takes the place Rasmus Hojlund. Lisandro Martínez and Marcus Rashford are on the bench after recent injuries.

Fpr Newcastle, Kieran Trippier makes his first start for since 2 March after recovering from injury. He replaces Tino Livramento. Alexander Isak is fit to start and Nick Pope is on the bench for the third game in a row.

Mike Jones15 May 2024 19:05

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Man Utd vs Newcastle line-ups

Manchester United XI: Onana; Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Casemiro, Dalot; Amrabat, Mainoo; Amad, McTominay, Fernandes; Garnacho.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Trippier, Krafth, Burn, Hall; Anderson, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Murphy, Isak, Gordon.

Mike Jones15 May 2024 19:02

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Ten Hag on Man Utd supporters

The Manchester United boss was also full of praise for the fans who are struggling to comprehend such a topsy-turvy season for their club.

“I think at Crystal Palace the fans were so magnificent,” Ten Hag said, “They were brilliant.

“So you said the mood is low, maybe the expectations are lower. But the mood, I don’t feel that the mood and the vibe that they create is lower. They make a lot of noise and they back the team at Palace and also on Sunday.”

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:55

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Premier League clubs to vote on scrapping VAR after proposal tabled by Wolves

Premier League clubs are set to vote on the future of VAR at their annual general meeting next month after a proposal to abolish the video assistant referee system was tabled by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolves formally submitted their proposal to the Premier League calling for VAR to be scrapped this summer and there will be an opportunity for all 20 clubs to vote for or against VAR when they gather in Harrogate on June 6.

VAR has been used in the English top-flight since 2019 but has persistently been controversial with the current season seeing a plethora of incidents leading to increased criticism of the processes involved.

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:52

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Man Utd need to defeat Newcastle

Erik ten Hag was also drawn into the importance of this evening’s match which United need to win in order to have a chance at qualifying for Europe next season.

He said: “It is clear that this is a very important game. Look at the ranking [of the table]. It is very important to get the win. We have to put everything in it to get the win and we have to fight hard for it.”

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:50

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Ten Hag on Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United’s star performer, Bruno Fernandes, could make a return to the team tonight and Erik ten Hag has been praising his captain saying:

“I think that it is clear. He is, also now, but I think in all the years, I think he was a tremendously important player for Manchester United and creating the most chances across the whole Premier League.

“So many assists, so many goals, it is clear he is a very important player for us.”

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:45

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Erik ten Hag does not believe Newcastle game will be his Old Trafford farewell

Under-fire Erik ten Hag does not believe Manchester United’s match against Newcastle will prove his last in the Old Trafford dugout.

The 54-year-old’s future is subject of widespread speculation given the way things have dramatically gone off course following a promising first season in the hotseat.

Ten Hag has managed to lead injury-ravaged United to another FA Cup final against Manchester City, but their wretched league form has seen doubts over his future as Ineos makes sweeping changes.

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:40

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Howe on qualifying for Europe

After a Champions League campaign that ended in the group stages this season, Newcastle have the chance to secure more European football when they face Man Utd tonight.

Eddie Howe said: “We find ourselves in this position, and it is where we deserve to be. We will be hoping to finish off these two games strongly.

“We must make sure our players go to Manchester United in really good spirits, confident and prepared. Our motivation is to qualify for Europe.”

Mike Jones15 May 2024 18:35

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