José Mourinho needs a win over winless Newcastle United on Saturday, and even that might not be enough. Reports are conflicting, but some claim that the Manchester United manager will be given the boot regardless of what happens at Old Trafford in the teatime kickoff. If his fate isn’t already sealed, anything other than three points might well do the job.
His position is made even more precarious by Newcastle’s current predicament. Rafa Benítez’s side have mustered just two points from their opening seven league fixtures, and find themselves in the bottom three at this early stage of the season. Surely, surely they’re not going to notch their first win at Old Trafford. Are they?
The Magpies will have to do without Florian Lejeune, while Paul Dummett, Salomón Rondón and Federico Fernández all face late fitness tests. For United, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard are all sidelined; Ashley Young is a doubt.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 17:30 in the UK, which is 12:30 on the east coast of the USA, and 9:30 over on the west. No excuses for not catching this one.
Premier League TV channel
BT Sport 1 for those in the UK. Those in the States can catch the action on NBC Sports or UNIVERSO. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
Premier League streaming
BT Sport Live in the UK; NBC Sports Live and Universo Now for those Stateside.
Prediction: David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matić, Marouane Fellaini; Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial.
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