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Manquillo To Start | 4-5-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester United

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Newcastle United will entertain Manchester United at St. James Park this Monday night as they look to grind out a result in front of their home fans. The Magpies are in free fall in the Premier League as they are struggling to pick up any real momentum and currently find themselves in 19th place after securing just one win in 18 league matches this season.

Eddie Howe could choose to go with the 4-5-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first team for this game. Javier Manquillo could get a start at right-back if he can pass a late fitness test.

4-5-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Manchester United

Defence

Martin Dubravka will operate in between the sticks for the Magpies after shipping in four goals versus Man City in his last league appearance. Fabian Schar will partner up with Jamaal Lascelles at the centre of the Newcastle backline as they try to limit Man United’s chances during the game.

As mentioned earlier, Javier Manquillo is a slight doubt for this game but should recover in time to start at right-back while Matt Ritchie hopes to impress as a makeshift left-back. Howe will ask both of them to keep a solid defensive shape at the back so that they can restrict the opposition wide players from getting in behind them out on the flanks.

Emil Krafth will provide cover for the defensive positions on Newcastle’s bench.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on December 19, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Midfield

Joelinton, Sean Longstaff and Joe Willock will have to serve as the central midfielders. Their main focus would be to disrupt Man United’s attacks and feed some decent through balls to their teammates up top.

Allan Saint-Maximin will try to put his pace to good use down the left flank while Miguel Almiron aims to give a good account of himself as the right-sided wide player. Both of them will have to be at the top of their game if they are to expose the opposition’s defensive weaknesses on the counter.

Jonjo Shelvey is a major doubt and will have to pass a late fitness test if he wants to participate in this home clash.

Attack

Callum Wilson will lead the charge for the Tyneside outfit up top. The English striker will be responsible for stretching the Man United backline and is expected to carry most of Newcastle’s goal-scoring burden in the final third.

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