- Newcastle have only lost once when Chieck Tiote and Yohan Cabaye have started a game, and that was last Friday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.
- Demba Ba (pictured right) scored 21 goals in just 26 Premier League starts in 2011.
- Newcastle have won just two of their last 13 home games against Manchester United.
- Newcastle are yet to win in front of their home fans since the stadium was renamed to the Sports Direct Arena, losing two of three games.
- Manchester United haven’t lost their opening game of a calendar year since 1996.
- Manchester United are the only team to score in every game so far this season.
- Wayne Rooney has scored six goals in his last six appearances away to Newcastle.
- The visitors are unbeaten in their last 18 Premier League games against Newcastle, winning 13 of them.