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Newport County vs Man Utd


Manchester United have enjoyed a long rest which was certainly needed and they return to action with a trip to Newport County in the FA Cup fourth round.

Erik ten Hag’s side last took to the field on January 14 when they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at home against Tottenham. For a team that has been struggling with poor form and lots of injuries, the 14-day rest between that match and this trip to Wales was welcome.

Newport are currently 14th in League Two and are one of the lowest-ranked teams left in the FA Cup this season, setting up a complete mismatch.

Here is all you need to know about United’s trip to face Newport in the FA Cup.

Newport vs Man Utd H2H Record (Last Five Games)

This is the first ever competitive meeting between Newport County and Manchester United.

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Country

TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

BBC One, BBC Sport Web, BBC iPlayer

United States

ESPN+

Canada

Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet Now, Sportsnet Pacific, Sportsnet Now Plus, Sportsnet One, Sportsnet World Now, Sportsnet World, Sportsnet West

Newport confirmed lineup vs Man Utd (5-3-2): Townsend; Delaney, Clarke, Bennett, Lewis, McLoughlin; Morris, Charsley, Wildig; Evans, Palmer-Houlden.

Man Utd confirmed lineup vs Newport (4-2-3-1): Bayindir; Dalot, Martinez, Varane, Shaw; Casemiro, Mainoo; Antony, Fernandes, Garnacho; Hojlund.

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This promises to be a superb spectacle and one that the Newport fans will be seriously excited for. It will be starting to get dark as the match begins and the action will take place under the lights – the ingredients are there for a real cup upset.

That being said, there were signs of real improvement for United against Tottenham, they have had a rest, and Ten Hag is expected to name a strong team to avoid any nasty surprises that he really doesn’t need. It could be a slog, but the visitors should make it through.

Prediction: Newport 1-2 Man Utd

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