Here is the predicted Newcastle team v Sunderland.

After winning by four goals could you really change the starting eleven?

The answer for me is yes and no.

I would say the front four of Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic and Sissoko are undroppable for today’s match at the dark place.

I would add Chancel Mbemba and Daryl Janmaat to that list.

However, the other five positions can clearly be improved upon BUT not from the current available squad, not today anyway.

Cheick Tiote was arguably Newcastle’s worst player against Norwich but will definitely play for me, you have to hope another week of training and fitness will see him in the kind of shape to help give the attacking players the right platform.

Picking Vurnon Anita for this match just won’t happen for me, his lack of strength, size and power is not what United need today.

Some would argue Haidara over Dummett and/or Dummett over Coloccini but I just can’t imagine Steve McClaren messing with the team this time.

It will be fingers crossed for more of the same going forward and eradicating the poor defensive side we also saw against Norwich.

It might be ‘boring’ but I think it will be same eleven for McClaren today.

newcastle team v sunderland

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