Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho says 'no way' Newcastle will be relegated


On Sunday, Jose Mourinho will take Manchester United to a stadium he has never won at, in all these years managing in the Premier League.

That will depend on Newcastle retaining Premier League status and whether Toon owner Mike Ashley, or whoever is running the club this summer, matching the Foxes' £25m valuation.

Manchester United are being heavily linked with Napoli midfielder Jorginho, but his agent has warned him off a move to rain-soaked England. Meanwhile, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic remain absent and Daley Blind has been out with an ankle issue recently.

On the other hand, Newcastle could have Joselu back in the starting XI after he missed last week's trip to Crystal Palace due to illness.

Benitez believes that Dubravka has already made a difference on the training field by increasing the competition between the club's goalkeepers.

But Mourinho has hinted Shaw could soon be offered a new deal.

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Newcastle haven't won in eight Premier League games at St James' Park, their second-longest run without a home victory in the Premier League (D3, L5). The title race is exclusively on Manchester City's hands. But, neighbours City are a massive 13 points ahead, meaning they just need to win every game, like against Huddersfield last weekend, to continue having a slim chance of a title win. We know we were doing fine at the beginning, but when everything settled down, we are having the same problems as the majority of the teams at the bottom.

"They know the rules and if the cards come, the referee will be in control of it".

The hosts have lost just one league game upon the turn of the year, although a string of stalemates mean that they are still looking over their shoulders as far as the threat of relegation is concerned.

Manchester United edged to an unconvincing 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford last weekend to bounce back from a 2-0 loss at top-six rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Man Utd (4-3-3): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw; Lingard, Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Lukaku, Martial.

Attack: We could see Mourinho freshen things up in attack with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford both pushing for recalls but I think the Frenchman will get the nod on the wing. Mind you that all winnings are paid in free bets and that there is additional £100 in free bets waiting for you on your next 5 deposits.