Although Newcastle United sit near the bottom of the league, they are playing Manchester United at a good time.

The Red Devils have been in terrible form lately, including losing to West Ham United last weekend.

From Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba having a public spat to Romelu Lukaku missing chances, Man United fans are discontent with how things are going.

Newcastle must be encouraged by this and they can heap further pressure on Mourinho this weekend.

Rafa Benitez’s men travel to Old Trafford for Saturday’s late kick-off.

And they must ensure they attack a vulnerable Man United back line.

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West Ham decided to take the game to Man United last weekend and this paid off.

The Hammers rattled Mourinho’s defence and scored three goals – there is no reason why Newcastle cannot do the same.

Although the Newcastle strikers are in poor form, there is enough talent there to worry Man United.

Last weekend, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Scott McTominay started for Man United.

These three defenders are low on confidence and any pace, power or skill could prompt mistakes.

Newcastle will have chances to score if they decide to attack Man United.

West Ham chose the attacking option and ended up victorious. Valencia played Man United in midweek and chose a more conservative option.

The game ended 0-0 but if the Spaniards had shown a desire to win, they would have done so.

Newcastle must take advantage of Man United’s bad form and weak defence to pick up their first win of the season.