Paul Merson has given his prediction for the upcoming match between Newcastle United and Manchester United on April 2, 2023.
The teams are getting back to Premier League action following the end of the international break.
Eddie Howe's side are heading to the meeting standing fifth in the league table, meanwhile, the Red Devils sit third with a 19-point gap behind leader Arsenal.
Writing on Sportskeeda, the pundit predicted the result of the match, claiming the game will end in the Magpie's victory.
The match is scheduled to take place at St. James' Park on Sunday, 3:30 pm UK time.
"What a game! This game could really open it up. If Newcastle win this game, Man United will need to work hard to get into the top four. They could end up in fifth place in the Premier League table by the end of the weekend.
"Manchester United aren't playing well at the moment and they're very reliant on Marcus Rashford and his goals. They've had some results but they aren't ripping it up. Newcastle are playing at home and a draw isn't good enough for them. I'm going to go with Newcastle to win this game."
Paul Merson's prediction: Newcastle United 2 - 1 Manchester United