• After going 18 Barclays Premier League games without a win against Manchester United (D5 L13), Newcastle have won two of the last four (W2 L2).
  • Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six Barclays Premier League appearances.
  • Manchester United have earned fewer points this season than in any previous Premier League campaign and are guaranteed to finish with a lower total than in any of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 21 campaigns.
  • Rooney has netted 10 Premier League goals against Newcastle; only against Aston Villa (12) has he netted more.
  • Newcastle United have failed to score in 10 of their last 14 Premier League games.
  • Manchester United have the best away record in the Premier League, with 30 points from a possible 48.
  • Manchester United are one of only two teams not to lose a Premier League game from a winning position this season (along with Tottenham).
  • David Moyes side have made more defensive clearances than any other team in the Premier League this season (1202).
  • Man Utd have fired in more crosses than any other team in the Premier League this season (649; from open play).
  • 18% of the goals David Moyes’ side have conceded have come in the opening 15 minutes of matches, a divisional high proportion (7 of 38).