Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from the weekend’s narrow defeat to Arsenal by getting back to winning ways against Newcastle United, with whom they are in contention for the 6th spot, along with Chelsea.

Man United vs Newcastle United | 15 May | 21:00

The Red Devils were in the top 4 race for most of the season, but a horrible run of form which coincided with the injury of Rasmus Hojlund in February has seen United fall down the pecking order. They currently occupy the 8th spot on the table with 54 points, three points behind their opponents Newcastle (6th) and Chelsea (7th), who also play on Wednesday night against Brighton.

United will be highly motivated to get all 3 points in front of their home crowd. Failing which, they might be completely out of the European qualification race by the start of the final matchday. In order to achieve this, Ten Hag will have to shake things up as his side has not been convincing of late, winning just one of their last 5 league encounters.

The return of Rashford and skipper Bruno Fernandes might give them the boost they need to start scoring again, though their biggest concern has been the injuries in their defense and the number of goals they concede. With Lisandro Martinez set for a return on Wednesday, it remains to be seen whether he will start on the bench or pitch.

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Newcastle certainly will not mind that none of the injured United defenders will be making a return in this clash, as they too have serious aspirations of European football next season, which might allow them to start spending a little more freely in the transfer market. The Magpies have recovered from their brief dip in form, winning 3 and drawing 1 of their last 5 matches in the league.

They will also be encouraged by the fact that they have beaten United twice already this season, and a league double over them would almost guarantee them their dream of playing in Europe again next season.

With Alexander Isak and co. back in form for Eddie Howe’s men, United’s shaky defence will need to put in an incredible shift not to concede.

Prediction: Draw or win for Newcastle which is available @ 1.45. I would also consider the over 3.5 total goals scored

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