Watch the featured Saturday Barclays Premier League match live online when Manchester United takes on Newcastle United at Old Trafford, as the Manchester club goes for its third league win in a row, fourth overall, to start the 2015-2016 season — despite not yet seeing a goal from superstar striker Wayne Rooney.
The Saturday match is likely also to see the first starting assignment for top summer signing Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has seen only limited duty off the bench in Manchester United’s first three games after transferring from German Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich.
To find out how to watch the Manchester United vs. Newcastle United match live online from Old Trafford, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is set for 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, in Manchester. Stateside, that start time will be 7:45 a.m. Eastern Time, 4:45 a.m. Pacific.
With Rooney yet to open his account this season, United has nonetheless started fast off the mark in the 2015-2016 race, with Barclays Premier League victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, each by identical 1-0 scores.
Then on Wednesday, last year’s fourth-place finishers in England’s top flight took on Belgian League second-place team Club Brugge in the first leg of of their UEFA Champions League qualifying playoff, winning by a 3-1 tally — the only Club Brugge score coming on an own goal by United’s Michael Carrick.
Newcastle, on the other hand, come into Old Trafford for the Saturday lunchtime fixture with just one point to show for their first two matches, falling 2-0 Swansea last weekend.
But new Newcastle Manager Steve McLaren should get a boost from his club’s £13 million ($20.4 million) pickup of 22-year-old ex-Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, who joined the club this week after completing the move across the English Channel.
United, on the other hand, suffered setback on the transfer market when their top target, 28-year-old Barcelona winger Pedro, suddenly pivoted and signed with defending Premier League champions Chelsea who put up a £21.4 million ($33.6 million) bid to lure the Spain international — who was a starter on his country’s 2010 World Cup winning squad — to the Barclays Premier League.
To watch the Barclays Premier League featured Saturday match, Manchester United vs. Newcastle United, live online, use the live stream provided by NBC Sports Live Extra at this link, or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app to watch the match on mobile devices.
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