We asked fans the question, which 11 players would you pick in your Newcastle United team v Manchester United?
We put together a list of the 23 players who could potentially be selected for this 3pm Saturday afternoon kick-off.
The same old familiar pattern emerging…
A large proportion of the team voted for, more or less unopposed, some for positive reasons but many because there is pretty much no other credible options.
These include Shelvey (99%), Lascelles (99%), Dubravka (97%), Yedlin (91%), Ritchie (93%), Dummett (88%), Kenedy (84%), Fernandez (83%).
The other three positions in the team going to Muto (76%), Diame (72%) and Joselu (44%).
So basically the majority not wanting Joselu in the team but due to a lack of any viable alternatives, he still creeps into the first eleven.
Obviously a big figure of support (76%) to give Muto a chance, Perez only getting (40%) as both he and Joselu were dire once again last Saturday against Leicester.
Diame (72%) not hitting the heights of last season but Ki (22%) and Hayden (9%) getting only limited support. However, a small but growing support for Longstaff (18%) to get his PL debut.
When alternatives are getting a chance, they are invariably disappointing, Atsu with only 9% support after being so poor against Leicester, actually dropping from the 10% support he had for the Leicester game!
So this is the fans choice Newcastle United team v Manchester United:
Here is the percentage (rounded up or down to nearest whole number) support for each Newcastle player from the thousands of votes cast:
99% Jonjo Shelvey
99% Jamaal Lascelles
97% Martin Dubravka
93% Matt Ritchie
91% DeAndre Yedlin
88% Paul Dummett
83% Federico Fernandez
76% Yoshinori Muto
72% Mohamed Diame
40% Ayoze Perez
31% Jacob Murphy
22% Ki Sung-yeung
19% Ciaran Clark
18% Sean Longstaff
16% Fabian Schar
9% Christian Atsu
9% Isaac Hayden
6% Achraf Lazaar
5% Javier Manquillo
2% Rob Elliott
2% Karl Darlow
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