On Sunday, April 2, 2023, Manchester United will play Newcastle in the Premier League at St. James Park.
The Red Devils would undoubtedly hope to outclass the Magpies in their own backyard.
Newcastle has been impressive this season, collecting 47 points from 27 games and competing for a place in the Champions League.
Erik ten Hag has already ruled out his club competing for the Premier League title, despite the fact that the Red Devils are presently 19 points behind league leaders Arsenal.
A win for United, on the other hand, may see them surpass Man City at the top, as their local rivals face a tough test against Liverpool the day before.
A win on Sunday may see Eddie Howe’s team leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur, who face Everton in the Premier League on Monday night.
Nonetheless, the Magpies are well aware that they will need to dig deep when they face one of the top sides in the Premier League this season.
As Pulse Sports continues to build up to this weekend’s Premier League matchups, here are 10 intriguing facts to know ahead of Newcastle vs. Manchester United.
10 Things You Should Know About Newcastle vs. Manchester United
1. Newcastle is WINLESS in SIX Premier League games against Manchester United (D2 L4), albeit the past two have both been drawn – they haven’t gone three league games without losing to the Red Devils since January 2012. (W1 D2).
2. Manchester United has won more Premier League away games than any other team (14).
They have, however, lost two of their last five such visits (W2 D1), after winning only one of their previous 13 at St James’ Park.
3. After a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the reverse encounter, Newcastle will seek to keep a clean sheet in two consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United for the first time since May 1997.
4, After winning just one of their previous eight Premier League games (D5 L2), Newcastle have won their last two.
The Magpies’ past three league triumphs have come in the 89th, 79th, and 90th minutes, respectively.
5, Manchester United have failed to score in each of their previous two Premier League games, a total of five times this season.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Red Devils last went three league games without scoring in February 2020.
Only Bournemouth (38), Nottingham Forest (32), and Leicester City (30) have conceded more away goals in the Premier League this season than Manchester United (27).
Furthermore, the Red Devils have only conceded more goals on the road in four different Premier League seasons: 1999-00 (29), 2001-02 (28), 2018-19 (29), and 2021-22. (35).
7, Newcastle’s Premier League games have averaged 98 minutes and 58 seconds this season, the third longest in the league.
Yet, the ball has been in play for only 51 minutes and 41 seconds on average, the shortest in the tournament this term.
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United has been involved in SEVEN goals in his EIGHT Premier League starts versus Newcastle (4 goals, 3 assists) – only Arsenal and Leicester have been involved in more (9 apiece).
9, Alexander Isak has SIX goals in 10 Premier League appearances for Newcastle this season, three of them have come in the previous two games.
After Freddie Ljungberg (5 in April 2002) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he might become only the third Swedish player to score in three or more straight Premier League appearances (two runs of three in 2016).
No player has scored more winning goals in the Premier League this season than Marcus Rashford, who has NINE of his 14 strikes.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo (12 in 2007-08) and Wayne Rooney of Manchester United have ever scored more winning goals in a single season in the competition (10 in 2009-10)