Manchester United vs Newcastle: Kick Off 12:45 Local Time at Old Trafford
Manchester United: Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw – Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger – Mata, Januzaj, Memphis, Rooney.
Subs: Johnstone, McNair, Valencia, Carrick, Herrera, Young, Chicharito.
Newcastle: Krul, Coloccini, Mbemba, Taylor, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Obertan, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic
If things aren’t going so swimmingly off the pitch right now, Manchester United can at least draw hope from the results on it.
Because, after a year at the club, there is no doubt that the team is moving forward under Louis van Gaal.
And Manchester United may well have made the signing of the summer with Memphis Depay. He has started to purr out on the left wing and scored two absolute beauties against a resolute Brugge side on Tuesday evening.
Manchester United once more have a player to get bums off seats and, having lost out with the transfer of Pedro, the capture of Memphis takes on even more significance.
We believe that the Memphis signing will be seen as just as important as when Chelsea got Hazard in 2012 or even when United signed Ronny over a decade ago.
We aren’t concerned about overhyping this lad. Because he has the confidence and ability to deal with it.
It’s not just Manchester United fans who are desperate to see what he’s going to do next. The whole Premier League is now paying attention to the brilliant young Dutchman with the world at his feet.