Manchester United vs Newcastle preview: Wayne Rooney vs Papiss Cisse, plus match stats and facts

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Manchester United host Newcastle in the first Premier League game of the weekend. With the help of Independent Football Live, we look ahead to the game...

● Manchester United have won five of their last six Premier League clashes with Newcastle (L1) and have lost just two of their last 25 top-tier encounters against the Magpies (W18 D5).

● Newcastle have only ever enjoyed one Premier League victory at Old Trafford in their 21 visits, with that 1-0 win coming in December 2013 (D7 L13).

● The Red Devils have won 15 of their last 19 Premier League games at Old Trafford.

● The Magpies have managed just two goals in total in their last four league encounters with the Red Devils.

● Wayne Rooney has scored 12 goals and assisted seven more in 20 Premier League appearances against Newcastle.

● Rooney has netted only four goals, provided one assist and attempted just 14 shots on target in 20 Premier League games in 2015 so far. In 2014, he scored 16 goals and assisted five more in 28 PL appearances.

● Newcastle have lost seven consecutive Premier League away games, equalling their record from October 1999.

MANCHESTER UNITED             NEWCASTLE UNITED

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WAYNE ROONEY        PAPISS CISSE

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