Newcastle United are back in action on Saturday night as they welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park, 14 days after Steve Bruce’s side beat Burnley in the last Premier League outing.

The clash, which has thrown up some classic encounters down the years, has been marred by controversy before a ball has even been kicked by being one of the pay-per-view fixtures chosen by the league for the £14.95 price tag. 

On the field, Newcastle come into the clash buoyed by recent form and with international stars coming back in relatively good spirits, in particular Ryan Fraser who scored the winner for Scotland on Wednesday night. 

Comparatively the visitors come off the back of conceding six at home to Tottenham and having had club captain Harry Maguire sent off whilst on England duty. 

Regardless of the disparity in preparation, this fixture will provide a stern early test of Bruce’s charges and could well be decided by the odd goal. 

Here’s how we think the Toon boss will line his side up…