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What Should the Starting XI’s Be For Sunday’s Newcastle vs Manchester United Match?

newcastle manchester united What Should the Starting XIs Be For Sundays Newcastle vs Manchester United Match?

Whether you’re a Manchester United or Newcastle United supporter, or a neutral or someone who has a keen interest in Sunday’s big match, who do you think should be in the starting XI for Manchester United and Newcastle United on Sunday when the Red Devils play at St. James’s Park?

Post your suggested starting XI in the comments section below. Or, even better yet, play EPL Talk’s Beat The Manager prediction game for free for a chance to win an Apple iPad! With Beat The Manager, you score points by (1) correctly predicting the starting line-up that the manager of your favorite Premier League team will pick this weekend, (2) predicting the best starting XI that you think your manager should pick, and (3) correctly predicting the final result.

For Sunday’s match, should Newcastle manager Alan Pardew play both Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse? And should Alex Ferguson give another 90 minutes to Darren Fletcher? And should United play a more attacking line-up like they did midweek in the Champions League, with Javier Hernandez starting up front for a three-prong attack? Or does United need to batten down the hatches in defense?

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16 Responses to What Should the Starting XI’s Be For Sunday’s Newcastle vs Manchester United Match?

  1. cawitches says:

    Da Gea

    Rafael Evans Ferdinand Buttner


    Anderson Cleverly

    Kagawa Rooney

    Van Persie

  2. joshua says:


  3. Gus says:

    De gea

    Raf. Evans. Ferdinand. Buttner
    Scholes. Cleverly

    Rooney. Kagawa

  4. Noah Robles says:

    De Gea.

    Rafael. Ferdinand. Carick. Evra.

    Nani. Scholes. Kagawa. Rooney.

    Chicharito. RvP

  5. igwe says:

    lindegard, ferdinard, evans, rafael, evra, scholes, carrick, kagawa, nani, rooney, van persie

  6. Ambroz kise says:

    Lindegard raf Rio Evans Evra

    anderson carrick scholes

    rooney RVP Kagawa

  7. Evan says:

    De gea
    Raf Evans rio buttner
    Carrick fletcher
    Kagawa Rooney
    Rvp chicha

  8. PaulF says:

    ————–De Gea——————
    ——Cleverley———-Kagawa(or Ando)
    ——RVP——————Welbz(or Chica)

  9. Brandon Wong says:

    Dea Gea
    Rio. Evans.
    RAF Fletcher. Buttner
    Clev. Ando
    Roo. Kagawa

  10. dust says:


    did anyone use the beat the manager app and submit their team?
    (i think that was the point)

    Score 2-2

  11. Sammy says:

    Whoever the starting XI are for Man United, I hope their formation has defensive lapses so they have a higher chance of conceding goals. Newcastle’s attack can then capitalise on this weakness to score goals. I would love both Ba and Cisse to play, as either of them, if not both, are capable of scoring many goals. At the same time, for me anything less than a three-pronged attack would do for Man U, otherwise their attack will be too dangerous and they too will be scoring goals. Best if RVP doesn’t start as he is in hot form now and thus a huge threat.

  12. Kelvin obrikogho says:

    I wish de gea rafael rio evans buttner…nani fletcher giggs…rooney van persie kagawa

  13. Kelvin obrikogho says:

    I fink dat is a nice formation

  14. bamidele says:

    Lindegard, raf smalling evans evra nani carrick scholes kagawa rooney Rvp

  15. Kris buckley says:

    De gea
    Rafa Evans Wooton buttner
    Petruci cleverley kagawa
    Rvp Hernandez

  16. emeka says:

    let de gea raf rio evan’s butner clvly gagawa rooney carrick rvp welbeck start’s

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