Newcastle v Manchester United

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Newcastle United are in desperate need of a result when they welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park on Tuesday.

The Toon have lost their last four games in all competitions and are without a win in their last five.

They come into this game off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Watford in the FA Cup, while their last league defeat was to a Arsenal by the same scoreline.

Steve McLaren’s men still find themselves languishing down in 18th position, two points from safety.

Fabricio Coloccini, Florian Thauvin and Kevin Mbabu are all doubts for Newcastle, but Jack Colback (hamstring) is expected to return.

Manchester United, meanwhile, come into this game off the back of two successive wins and are unbeaten in their last three.

Their recent upturn in form has seen them climb into fifth position in the league standings and are on 33 points from 20 games.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has been ruled out after sustaining a knee injury against Sheffield United in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Morgan Schneiderlin, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young were not involved in the 1-0 win, but are expected to return on Tuesday.

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