Sunday’s Premier League match between Newcastle and Manchester United sees two out of form sides searching for a much needed win.
The Red Devils have only won three matches all season and two of those were scraped 1-0 victories.
Steve Bruce is also under pressure at Newcastle after picking up just five points from their opening seven games in the Premier League.
Their 5-0 defeat to Leicester last weekend has only amplified the dissenting voices among the fans while Bruce is also looking for his first win at St James’ Park.
Paul Pogba is not expected to be available for the trip to Newcastle and has been struggling with an ankle injury.
He was not included in Didier Deschamps’ France squad and is likely not going to be back until after the international break.
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Anthony Martial (thigh), Luke Shaw (hamstring) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (illness) are also unlikely to make the trip to the North East.
Jesse Lingard picked up a hamstring strain in the draw with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League and is doubtful.
When asked on the possibility of any players returning, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I don’t know. Let’s see on Saturday morning. Probably not (Pogba), there’s an international break as well, it might be time for us to give him 10 or 14 days to be ready for Liverpool.”
With full-backs Shaw and Wan-Bissaka out then Solskjaer is likely to use Axel Tuanzebe and Ashley Young in their place, as he did in the draw with Arsenal.
Pogba’s absence means Nemanja Matic will probably play alongside Scott McTominay while youngsters Daniel James and Mason Greenwood will continue to get their chances to impress.
How Manchester United could look
For Newcastle, Isaac Hayden beings a three-game ban after being sent off against Leicester with Allan Saint-Maximin in contention to start.
Dwight Gayle could also feature for Steve Bruce’s side after recovering from a calf injury but has not played for the club in 17 months.