Results across the Premier League this weekend show that the race for a top-four finish is likely to go to the wire, with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea dropping points while Everton and West Ham made plays for Champions League qualification.
United entered the weekend second in the table, and while leaders Man City may be too far ahead to realistically catch now, the Red Devils will be looking to consolidate a top-four finish nontheless.
Steve Bruce’s Magpies now sit just three points off the drop zone following Fulham’s resurgent form, and though they hold a game in hand over Scott Parker’s men, this is it – so the pressure is on Newcastle to make a statement.
With kick-off at 7pm GMT, follow the action on our LIVE match blog.
Here are the latest betting odds from Betfair – subject to change, of course…
Newcastle win: Between 10/1 and 11/1
Premier League h2h results
Prediction: Man Utd 2-0 Newcastle
Given Newcastle’s injury concerns, the hosts should prepare for the visitors to sit deep from the first whistle. If Solskjaer’s side score an early goal, they could win by a wide margin – but they have shown recently that they still struggle against a deep block.
Man Utd team news and predicted lineup
Solskjaer is set to be without Paul Pogba for the rest of February with a thigh injury, while Edinson Cavani and Donny van de Beek did not travel to Italy due to muscle injuries.
David De Gea, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw should all return after remaining unused substitutes in Rome, while Anthony Martial should start if fit enough, particularly if Cavani remains out of action.
Nemanja Matic is on hand if either Scott McTominay or Fred require a breather in midfield, while further forward both Dan James and Mason Greenwood will be pushing to retain their starting berths.
Predicted lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial
How to watch Man Utd vs Newcastle
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website and app.
First things first, we’ll run through everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s 7pm kick-off…
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford!