First Double Over Mancs Since 1930?

Last updated : 17 February 2022 By Footy Mad - Editor

Earlier in the season:

Dubravka, Yedlin, Schär, Lascelles, Clark, Willems, Almirón (Krafth 90), M Longstaff, S Longstaff, Saint-Maximin (Atsu 83), Joelinton (Carroll 56)
Subs: Dummett, Shelvey, Gayle, Darlow

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Newcastle United won the reverse fixture against Manchester United 1-0 in October - they've not done the double over the Red Devils in the top-flight since the 1930-31 campaign.

Manchester United have lost just one of their last 34 top-flight home meetings with Newcastle United (W24 D9), going down 0-1 in December 2013 under David Moyes.

Newcastle have won two of their last four Premier League meetings with Man Utd (L2), as many as they had in their previous 28 against them in the competition (W2 D7 L19).

In Premier League history, Manchester United have won more games (20) and have a higher win percentage (80 per cent) on Boxing Day than any other side in the competition. Meanwhile, Newcastle United have lost more games on the day than any other side (13).

Manchester United haven't lost a home league game on Boxing Day since 1978 (0-3 vs Liverpool), winning 15 and drawing three such games at Old Trafford since.

Since beating Stoke City 5-1 in 2013, Newcastle United have lost their last four league Boxing Day games by an aggregate score of 1-9.

Manchester United have won just one of their last 17 Premier League matches when they've enjoyed more possession than their opponents (W1 D8 L8), a 3-1 win at Norwich City in October.

Newcastle United have 25 points after 18 games this season (W7 D4 L7), eight more than they had after 18 games last season under Rafael Benitez (W4 D5 L9).

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood scored in his last Premier League appearance at Old Trafford, scoring the equaliser against Everton. Only three teenagers have scored in consecutive home matches for the Red Devils in the competition - Ryan Giggs (1993), Wayne Rooney (2005) and Federico Macheda (2010).

In 10 away Premier League games at Old Trafford as a manager, Steve Bruce has lost nine matches, drawing the other. During his playing career, Bruce lost just four of his 72 Premier League games at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player (W50 D18 L4).