Manchester United will make the trip to Tyneside this weekend to take on Newcastle United in a must-win top-four clash.
A loss will see United drop to fourth place and be leapfrogged by their opponents due to goal difference, so three points are crucial on Sunday.
Whilst the Magpies have received a fitness boost with four players returning to training, Erik ten Hag has been dealt some concerns; Marcel Sabitzer picked up an injury during the international break and Casemiro will serve the second of his four-game ban.
However, Christian Eriksen’s return from injury looks ahead of schedule, as he confirmed this week that his rehabilitation is going well.
Predicted Manchester United line-up
Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw
Dalot struggled against Allan Saint-Maximin on the wing in the Carabao Cup final last month, but Ten Hag’s half-time substitution came at the perfect time, as Wan-Bissaka kept the skilful Frenchman quiet for the remainder of the game.
With Sabitzer a doubt and Casemiro unavailable for selection, the manager will likely turn to McTominay. With the Scotsman just coming back from a prolific international break, in which he registered two consecutive braces, he will be eager to continue his impressive form at club level.
Antony, Fernandes (C), Rashford
Chances are Martial is still injured, which leaves Ten Hag no other choice but to have Weghorst lead the line.
Whilst Mctominay had a super two games, those who watched the games would have noticed that his contribution as a midfielder was poor but his striking ability super. I think Utd should play Bruno and Fred as the central midfielders, Sancho as the 10 with Rashford, Scott and Antony as the forward line.