Manchester United starting XI 'leak' v Newcastle United as Erik ten Hag weighs up major change

Manchester United's predicted starting XI to face Newcastle United in tonight's Premier League clash at St James' Park.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is considering deploying Luke Shaw at centre-back tonight, according to our sister title ManchesterWorld.

Ten Hag's men surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 with Galatasaray on Wednesday, a result that put a major dent in their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Shaw started at left-back but could start in the heart of the defence this evening.

The England international, who recently returned to the team following a three-month injury layoff, played centrally on a number of occasions last season but has been selected exclusively at left-back in his four appearances this term.

Ten Hag has openly acknowledged that he prefers to select a right and left-footer at centre-back, and recently admitted that partly explained why Raphael Varane had fallen out of favour, with the ex-Real Madrid not suited to playing alongside Harry Maguire.

Here's Man United's predicted starting XI to face Newcastle:

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