Man Utd MUN Ronaldo (45+2, 62'), Fernandes (80'), Lingard (90+2)
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Premier League Gameweek 4
Sep 11, 2021 KO: 14:00

Man Utd - Newcastle

Old Trafford Manchester
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Ronaldo 45+2  
  56' Javi Manquillo
Ronaldo 62'  
Fernandes 80'  
Lingard 90+2  

Match preview

Ronaldo returns - How Man Utd could line up against Newcastle

Cristiano Ronaldo could make his second debut for Manchester United against Newcastle on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be put straight into the starting XI to make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle in the Premier League.

The Portuguese superstar completed a sensational return to the Red Devils near the end of the transfer window after informing Juventus of his desire to leave Turin.

Manchester City actually emerged as a potential destination, but once Man Utd discovered Ronaldo was keen on a move back to England, they acted swiftly to ensure his return.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has typically been wary of firing new signings straight into the first team, instead opting to gradually introduce them into things, like he has done with Jadon Sancho.

However, Ronaldo is fit and raring to go and really hasn't featured on the bench in his entire career very much. So, he should come in as the starting centre-forward.

Sancho missed England duty due to a slight injury but he is available too, and could be positioned on the left of the attacking midfield three, with Bruno Fernandes in the middle and Mason Greenwood on the left.

Marcus Rashford is still out after recovering from shoulder surgery, while Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial could make an appearance from the bench.

Fred is unavailable due to his ban from FIFA for turning up for international duty with Brazil without authorisation from his club.

With Scott McTominay also still on the sidelines, though getting close to a return, expect a central midfield tandem of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.

The defence will be Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw, with David de Gea keeping his place in goal.

Potential Man Utd XI v Newcastle

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Man Utd
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.7
  Home  
6.0
6.6
  Away  
6.1
6.6
  Total  
6.1

Match statistics

Man Utd
Statistics
Newcastle
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
6
Draws
3
6
Losses
5
8
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
40
28
Goals Per Game
2.00
1.40
More > 2.5 Goals
11
10
More > 3 Goals
8
8
Scored First in a Match
12
11
Scored Both Halves
6
5
Won More > 1 Goal
7
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
23
34
Did Not Score
1
6
Both Teams Scored
14
12
Kept Clean Sheet
6
4
Won Without Conceding
5
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
739
508
Possession
57
37
Passes
548
324
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
12
Shots on Target
4.95
4.30
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.12
Crosses
17
15
Offsides
2.38
1.88
Penalties
0.20
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
23
Interceptions
11
9.44
Own Goals
0.10
0.05
Aerials Won
12
15
Total Shots Conceded
11
16
Shots on Target Conceded
4.21
5.21
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
9.80
Yellow Cards
2.20
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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  3. Shoulder Injury image description
  4. Unknown image description
  5. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  6. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  7. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  8. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  9. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description