Jorginho warned off Manchester rain amid links to United

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That knock has prevented him from making his Newcastle debut so far but Benitez has not given up hope of his latest acquisition being ready in time for the visit of Jose Mourinho's side.

Despite taking an early lead at Old Trafford in November, Benitez's men succumbed to a heavy 4-1 defeat.

"I don't know [what makes St James' Park so hard ground]!"

United earned a 4-1 win at Old Trafford and another defeat at the hands of the Red Devils could see Newcastle slip into the bottom three sides in the Premier League table, and Dyer is anxious for his old side.

If Newcastle keep compact at the back and look to hit United on the break when chances arise, perhaps they can cause some trouble.

Controlled by the American Glazer family, Manchester United has won the English league title a record 20 times. Tomorrow's fixture might not carry the same significance, but Benitez knows it is still an important game.

"Are you asking me if I prefer three or four teams involved in the battle for the drop?"

In fact, Rashford has played in nearly every Premier League match this season - missing only last month's loss to Spurs.

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Manchester United's Jose Mourinho believes he is the best-behaved manager in the Premier League.

"At Leicester, I had a good time there and a good season, but it was always about injuries".

When asked why he thought Mourinho had sold him, Mata replied: "I think it was a football reason, style, something like this".

"It depends how the pundits want to analyse the game". United lost 2-0 to Tottenham in their last away game, but we expect them to put a much better display against the Magpies.

Manchester United will be looking to cement their position in second place with another win when they take on Newcastle United at St James' Park on Sunday.

The Magpies have drawn their last three home games - Brighton, Swansea City and Burnley.

Joao Santos told Radio Crc on the transfer talk surrounding Jorginho: "From June he'll have two more years on his contract and maybe we'll start discussing it then, it's pointless messing with his head".

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