Meanwhile, Man United have looked more organised since Ralf Rangnick arrived as interim manager, securing two narrow victories and a draw.
However, this evening’s visitors have not taken to the pitch in more than two weeks due to Covid-related fixture postponements, having also closed their training ground for a short period until early last week.
Here’s everything you need to know about Monday night’s game.
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When is it?
The game will kick off at 8pm GMT on Monday 27 December.
How can I watch it?
The match will air live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
It will also stream live on the SkyGo app and the broadcaster’s website.
If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
What is the team news?
Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani could return from injury for Man United, though the match may come slightly too soon for Paul Pogba. Victor Lindelof could be set for a return, but Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a doubt.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defenders Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez and Paul Dummett remain long-term absentees. Isaac Hayden is suspended after a yellow card accumulation.
Newcastle: Dubravka, Murphy, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Saint-Maximin, Willock, Longstaff, Joelinton, Fraser, Wilson.
Man United: De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford, Ronaldo.
Man United: 6/13
Man United to demonstrate signs of progress under Rangnick to seal a fairly comfortable win. Newcastle 0-2 Man United.