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Fans choice of Newcastle United team v Manchester United

5 months ago
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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:

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

84% Kenedy

83% Federico Fernandez

76% Yoshinori Muto

72% Mohamed Diame

44% Joselu

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

Manchester United v Newcastle United Match Betting:

Man U win 9/20Draw 7/2NUFC win 15/2

NUFC win 3-1 90/1Ritchie to score first goal 19/1Luke Shaw first to get a card 17/1

All Manchester United v Newcastle United betting HERE

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