The Reds sit sixth ahead of the action this weekend and know a victory at St James&apos Park could go a long way towards them finishing in the top four come May. On Friday, Erik ten Hag will speak to the media where he is likely to reflect some more on the draw to Galatasaray as well as the threats the Magpies pose.
We should also gain a greater understanding of who will be available for the clash. Ahead of yet another busy day, MEN Sport has rounded up the headlines.
Andre Onana is concerned he could lose his place as United number one if he represents Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Onana, 27, endured a calamitous night in United&aposs 3-3 draw Champions League draw with Galatasaray, where he was culpable for all three goals. The result means United are still at the foot of Group A.
AFCON begins on January 16 and players are due to report for international duty at the start of the month, with the final to be played on February 11, and Onana could miss up to six United games.
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United captain Bruno Fernandes is at risk of a European suspension after picking up his second yellow card of the Champions League during the 3-3 draw with Galatasaray.