By contrast, Man Utd overhaul their lineup by making by making five changes. Martial’s suspension means that James joins the attack; and in addition, Mata, McTominay, Fred and Lindelof are recalled. Most notably though, Pogba drops to the bench after a disappointing performance against Tottenham.

Newcastle make one change to the side that defeated Burnley 3-1 last time out; Schar drops to the bench with Fernandez taking his place in the heart of defence.

SUBS: Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek, Dean Henderson, Odion Ighalo, Paul Pogba, Alex Telles.

MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred; Juan Mata, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James; Marcus Rashford.

SUBS: Andy Carroll, Jacob Murphy, Ryan Fraser, Mark Gillespie, Miguel Almiron, Fabian Schar, Javier Manquillo.

NEWCASTLE UNITED (4-4-2): Karl Darlow; Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis; Jeff Hendrick, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Allan Saint-Maximin; Callum Wilson, Joelinton.

The away side, meanwhile, have struggled so far. Man Utd have lost two of their first three games – including a 6-1 hammering against Tottenham – and they’ll be desperate to arrest their slide with victory today.

Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Premier League fixture between Newcastle United and Manchester United. The hosts have started well this season, winning two of their first four games and they’ll look to repeat their 1-0 victory over Man Utd at St James’ Park last season and solidify their top half spot.

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