Who do you think should be in the Newcastle team v Manchester United?

I think it is time for a whole new look team to coincide with the arrival of Florian Thauvin.

The line-up and performance against Swansea City showed serious signs of United sinking back into the malaise under Parder and Carver.

Unlike Mitrovic and Mbemba, Florian Thauvin enjoyed a full pre season and has started both of Marseille’s Ligue 1 matches on the last two weekends, so fitness isn’t an issue.

A couple of days training and let’s get him straight in and bring a threat against the Mancs.

Even better, let us also give the only other decent winger at the club, Rolando Aarons, a chance on the other side of the pitch.

They will have to track back though as I have gone for three at the back – the options there aren’t great anyway with Janmaat suspended and Haidara not up to the job, so why play an extra weak defender when we can give other more effective players a chance further forward.

I would also recall Cheick Tiote to give the midfield some steel that was totally absent against Swansea, whilst up front the time has come to unleash a new front pairing.

Welcome Mitrovic and Perez – ready for lift-off.

newcastle team v manchester united

To create the image above I used the NUFC team selector.

You can do the same by following the simple instructions HERE and then there are a number of great options where you can then also share your team via Twitter (include @nufcthemag in your tweet and we will share some of the teams you put up with our 16k+ followers) , or you can share the selector on Facebook with friends, family and the rest of the black and white world. Alternatively, simply downloading the team image to the device you are using.

When using the NUFC team selector you simply click on what team formation (4-3-3, 4-4-2 etc) you want, then click each position on the pitch and choose from the Newcastle United squad.

Go to the NUFC team selector now and choose and share your Newcastle team v Manchester United.

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