NEWCASTLE — Manchester United make three changes for today’s English Premier League clash at Newcastle, with interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer searching for his fourth successive win.
With the suspended Eric Bailly out, Phil Jones expectedly comes in at center-back to partner Victor Lindelof.
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Also returning is captain Antonio Valencia and he takes the place of Ashley Young at right-back, while Juan Mata comes into the midfield ahead of Jesse Lingard, who dropped to the bench to start this one.
Marcus Rashford has shaken off whatever discomfort he had in the Bournemouth win to lead the attack, with Romelu Lukaku still on the bench.
Alexis Sanchez, who has not featured since November 24, is a substitute today having recovered from a hamstring injury.
For Newcastle United, manager Rafa Benitez has been forced into one change from the side that drew at Watford.
Federico Fernandez has failed to recover from the hip injury which forced him off the pitch at half-time at Watford so Fabian Schar gets the starting place in defence.