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Can Jose Mourinho point Manchester United to victory against Newcastle?
Can Jose Mourinho point Manchester United to victory against Newcastle?
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Manchester United need a win at Newcastle as they look to secure their place in the top four. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Newcastle have won two of their last 28 Premier League games against Man Utd (D7 L19), failing to win any of their last six (D2 L4)."

Manchester United are [1.68] to win.

Newcastle have won two of their last 28 Premier League games against Man Utd (D7 L19), failing to win any of their last six (D2 L4). Manchester United are [1.68] to win.

Manchester United have won nine of their last 13 Premier League matches against the Newcastle United at St. James' Park (D3 L1), losing only in January 2012, a 3-0 defeat. They are [2.6] to win half-time/full-time.

Newcastle have conceded more Premier League goals against Man Utd than they have vs any other club (92) and only lost as many games against Arsenal (26). A Manchester United win and over 2.5 goals double can be backed at [2.7].

Meanwhile, Manchester United have won more away Premier League games at St. James' Park than any other club (12). The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is [4.7].

The Magpies are winless in eight Premier League home games (D3 L5) - only once have they had a longer such run in the competition (9, ending in August 1999). Another draw is [4.0].

The Red Devils lost their last away league match (0-2 vs Spurs) and face losing consecutive away league games for the second time in 2017-18 - Jose Mourinho has never lost back-to-back away games twice in the same league season at any of his previous clubs. Newcastle are [6.0] to win.

Only against Alex Ferguson (8) has Rafael Benitez lost more times against a single manager in the Premier League than he has vs Jose Mourinho (6 - level with Arsene Wenger). Manchester United are [2.6] to win to nil.

Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League match at St. James' Park (P6 W0 D3 L3) and has managed more away league games at Newcastle without winning than at any other club in his managerial career; although he has won two League Cup matches there, in November 2004 and December 2006. Newcastle are [2.44] in the Double Chance market.

Romelu Lukaku has averaged a goal or assist every 65 minutes against Newcastle United in the Premier League (six goals, four assists in 651 minutes). Lukaku is [2.32] to score.

Newcastle are the only Premier League side that Alexis Sanchez has faced more than twice without scoring against (four games). Under 2.5 goals is [1.86].

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