Red hot Manchester United will be hoping to make it four wins out of four as the travel to face Newcastle United in the Premier League in their first match of 2019. Newcastle are rooted in relegation trouble, but Rafael Benitez is a wily old scamp who will no doubt put out a side that will be more stubborn to break down than any of the sides Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has faced so far.
The United manager now has a full array of attacking options from which to choose. Romelu Lukaku made a scoring return to action at the weekend, and Alexis Sánchez has been confirmed to play a part on Wednesday. At the back, the center back partnership picks itself as Eric Bailly is serving a suspension for his red card against Bournemouth, and Chris Smalling remains out with injury. Marcos Rojo may no longer even exist.
Premier League schedule
We kick off at 20:00 in the UK, which is 3:00 PM on the east coast of the USA and a take-a-long-lunch-on-your-first-day-back-at-work 12 noon over on the west.
Premier League TV channel
Those in the UK can catch the action on Sky Sports Premier League; those Stateside will are unfortunately out of luck. Everyone else, head on over to LiveSoccerTV to find out your options.
Premier League streaming
Sky Go in the UK; NBC Sports Gold in the U. S. of A. The match is also available on Fubo.TV.
Prediction: David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw; Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matić, Paul Pogba; Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial.
Update: Valencia’s back; Ander Herrera starts over Pereira; and Juan Mata is given the nod over Jesse Lingard.
3️⃣ changes for #MUFC tonight!— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 2, 2019
In come Valencia, Jones and Mata. #NEWMUN
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