Aahead of the kick-off at St. James’ Park tonight, we bring you the official Newcastle vs Manchester United Starting XI.

We could be seeing the end of Juan Mata’s career at Manchester United after Louis Van Gaal has decided to bench him for tonight’s game against Newcastle.

Last weekend, Van Gaal accused Mata of disobeying his orders and now he has decided to bench the former Chelsea man. 

Newcastle starting XI: Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba, Coloccini, Dummett, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, Wijnaldum, Perez, Mitrovic
Subs – Darlow, Sterry, Lascelles, Gouffran, Marveaux, De Jong, Toney

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea, Young, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Schneiderlin, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Martial, Rooney

Subs: Romero, Borthwick-Jackson, McNair, Weir, Mata, Pereira, Memphis