MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Players of Manchester United line up during the Group H match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford on October 2, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Man Utd Lineup to Face Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday

Manchester United must now face the music of the Premier League as they entertain Newcastle  this Saturday. 


It has been well documented that the Red Devils have had a difficult start to the season. Three wins from their opening seven matches mean United are languishing in tenth - nine points off the top spot.


Jose Mourinho has made alterations to his squad in 43 consecutive matches, and clearly has no idea of his best eleven. 


Picking a potential starting lineup could prove challenging...

3. Goalkeepers & Defenders

David De Gea (GK) - A sure fire certainty. Despite winning the Golden Glove last season, De Gea only boasts one clean sheet from seven this term. But come on, it's De Gea, he's bound to start.


Luke Shaw (LB) - Speaking to Manchester United fans, nothing delights them more than seeing this man get a chance. Recently named Manchester United's Player of the Month for the second consecutive month, Shaw is one of very few bright lights for United so far.


Chris Smalling (CB) - Arguably Manchester United's best defender. Smalling is joint third top goalscorer this season, albeit with one. He really doesn't get the credit he deserves, and if he was a bit more of a leader he'd have the captaincy. 


Victor Lindelöf (CB) - Surprisingly the only one of this outfield defensive bunch that has played in all seven games so far. Lindelöf certainty hasn't had it easy, but with the continued support of his manager, this may be the season he steps up.


Antonio Valencia (RB) - Manchester United's captain. After 'accidentally' liking an Instagram post calling for Jose's sacking, Valencia has some serious making up to do - a repeat of his Everton thunderbolt wouldn't go amiss on Saturday.

2. Midfielders

Nemanja Matic (CDM) - After calling for United's leaders to step up against Valencia, Matic became one of the most anonymous players on the park. Jose trusts him, so Jose will pick him. 


Fred (CM) - Fred has quickly became a crowd favourite at United. Despite not completing a full 90 minutes since the defeat to Tottenham, United fans are enjoying watching their Brazilian star.


Paul Pogba (CM) - The best talking is done on the pitch. Pogba has scored four and assisted two in nine matches - last season he scored six and assisted 11. If Pogba stays put beyond the January transfer window, he looks certain to better that this year.

1. Forwards

Juan Mata (RM) - This guy is one of the nicest fellas in football. He has been involved in all three matches United have scored twice in, and his ingenuity could be vital on Saturday.


Romelu Lukaku (ST) - Lukaku's stats tell one story, watching him play tells another. Scoring four in six appearances isn't a bad return for a striker, yet without a goal since the 2-1 over victory Watford Lukaku is on somewhat of a drought. 


Marcus Rashford (LW) - United need this man to have a big game. Rashford is one of very few players capable of getting fans off their seats - and the 12th man could be exactly what United need this weekend.