The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Sunday, February 21 2021
Kickoff Time - 1900 Hrs GMT
Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester
League standings and form guide
2. Manchester United: LDWDD
17. Newcastle United: LWLWL
Previous League Meetings
Newcastle United 1—4 Manchester United
Manchester United 4—1 Newcastle United
Newcastle United 1—0 Manchester United
Newcastle United 0—2 Manchester United
Manchester United 3—2 Newcastle United
All-Time League Record
Manchester United wins: 80
Newcastle United wins: 42
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Paul Pogba and Phil Jones ruled out. Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek doubtful.
Federico Fernández, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schär and Callum Wilson ruled out. Paul Dummett doubtful.
Know the opposition
Newcastle United Football Club (nicknamed The Magpies) is a professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The first record of football being played on Tyneside dates from 3 March 1877 at Elswick Rugby Club. Later that year, Newcastle's first football club, Tyne Association, was formed. The team was renamed Newcastle East End F.C. in October 1882. Shortly after this, another Byker side, Rosewood FC, merged with East End to form an even stronger side. Meanwhile, across the city, West End Cricket Club began to take an interest in football and in August 1882, they formed Newcastle West End F.C. West End played their early football on their cricket pitch, but in May 1886, the club moved into St. James' Park.
The two clubs became rivals in the Northern League. During the spring of 1892, in a season during which West End's results were at an all-time low, and in which they had lost to their bitter rivals, East End, five times, West End found themselves in serious trouble. They approached East End with a view to a take over, the directors having decided that the club could no longer continue — leading to a merger of the two rivals as Newcastle East End decided to adopt a new name in recognition of the merger.Suggested names included Newcastle F.C., Newcastle Rangers, Newcastle City and City of Newcastle, but Newcastle United was decided upon on 9 December 1892, to signify the unification of the two teams.
The club has been a member of the Premier League for all but three years of the competition's history, spending 85 seasons in the top tier as of May 2016, and has never dropped below English football's second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. They have won four League Championship titles, six FA Cups and a Charity Shield, as well as the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Newcastle United has the ninth highest total of trophies won by an English club. The club's most successful period was between 1904 and 1910, when they won an FA Cup and three of their First Division titles. The club were highly successful in the Premier League in the 1990s and early 2000s without winning any trophies, but have been mostly struggling since the 2006–07 season, and were relegated in 2009 and 2016.
Newcastle has a fierce local rivalry with Sunderland, and the two clubs have engaged in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898. Newcastle play their home games at St James' Park — which has been the home ground of Newcastle United since 1892 and has been used for football since 1880.
Steve Bruce (1987—96)