One of the most evocative fixtures in the division, a meeting between two traditional powerhouses of the English game under the floodlights at St James’ Park is likely to provide quite the atmosphere.
Granted, Newcastle are currently a long way from their glory days of the mid-1990s and have only won once this season, though Ralf Rangnick’s side weren’t overly impressive themselves in the win over Norwich City earlier this month.
An eye-catching instalment of the post-Christmas rush, it will be fascinating to see how United return from their recent Covid-enforced absence.
Naturally, it’s tempting to assume they will be well-rested, though it’s important not to expect too much from a raft of players returning from illness right away.
Where to watch Newcastle United vs Manchester United
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game via the Sky Go App.
LIVE coverage: Follow every kick with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.