Opta Stats: Manchester United v Newcastle

Will Jose Mourinho inspire his Manchester United team when they take on Newcastle?
Will Jose Mourinho inspire his Manchester United team when they take on Newcastle?

Can Manchester United get back to winning ways when they play Newcastle? Opta reveals all.

"After scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games for Man Utd, Lukaku has since gone seven without a goal, firing in just five shots on target in this period."

Under 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.

Manchester United have won 22 and lost just one of their last 32 league games against Newcastle United at Old Trafford (W22 D9 L1) - 0-1 in December 2013 courtesy of a Yohan Cabaye goal. The home side are 1.3130/100 to win.

Newcastle United have lost 25 times against Manchester United in the Premier League; only versus Arsenal have they lost as many games in the competition. Manchester United are 1.8910/11 to win half-time/full-time.

Indeed, the Magpies have lost 84 matches in all competitions against the Red Devils, more than versus any other side in their history. The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is 4.216/5.

Jose Mourinho's side have lost two of their last three games in the Premier League, as many as in the previous 37 combined. Newcastle are 14.013/1 to win.

However, at Old Trafford, Man Utd are unbeaten in 22 Premier League games (W12 D10 L0), winning the last six in a row without conceding. They last won seven consecutive home league games without shipping a single goal back in March 2010. Manchester United are 1.834/5 to win to nil.

Rafa Benitez has lost five times against Jose Mourinho in the Premier League - only versus Alex Ferguson (8) has he suffered more defeats in the competition (also 5 vs Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp). Manchester United are 3.4012/5 to win both halves.

Benitez has won four of his 13 previous Premier League matches against Man Utd as manager (P13 W4 D1 L8) - only Arsene Wenger (12), José Mourinho (5) and Gérard Houllier (5) have won more against the Red Devils in the PL. Newcastle are 11.521/2 in the draw no bet market.

Benitez could become the first manager in Premier League history to win at Old Trafford with three different away clubs, having won there with Chelsea and Liverpool previously - only Martin O'Neill (with Leicester and Aston Villa) has also won there with two different clubs. You can lay Manchester United at 1.321/3.

Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in nine goals in eight Premier League appearances against Newcastle United (five goals, four assists). Lukaku is 1.758/11 to score.

After scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games for Man Utd, Lukaku has since gone seven without a goal, firing in just five shots on target in this period. Under 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.

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