Manchester United travel to St James’ Park Stadium to battle Newcastle as they hope to return to winning ways after two back-to-back stalemates in all competitions.

The Red Devils player a 1-1 draw with Arsenal a week ago before recording another shocking and unexpected goalless draw againt Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in last week’s Europa League fixture.

Meanwhile, today’s Premier League fixture will provide the Red Devils the perfect chance to run the rules over their summer transfer target Sean Longstaff.

The 21-year-old midfielder was linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams prior to the start of the campaign but the Toons rejected every offer made by the Premier League giants.

Meanwhile, reports are claiming that Solskjaer is not giving up on his desire to work with the Englishman and he is ready to launch a big-money bid for his services in January.

He will keep a close watch on the player’s performance when today’s encounter begins at St James’ Park to see if Longstaff is the long-lasting solution to his team’s lack of creativity in the middle of the park.

Meanwhile, United are also interested in luring French star Moussa Dembele to Old Trafford as part of Ed Woodward’s plan to upgrade the team’s attacking frontline.

According to Daily Star, the United chief is planning a £90m raid for the Frenchman and the Magpies youngster Longstaff as soon as the January window commences.


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