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POLL: Is spiting twice as bad as violent conduct?

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Jonny Evans has been charged by the FA for spitting at Papiss Cisse and he has until tomorrow to respond. If he is found guilty, FA disciplinary guidelines say that he should be banned for six games, twice as long as a player guilty of violent conduct.

Evans released a statement this morning, before he was charged, protesting his innocence.

Five key thoughts following Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd as Ashley Young steals three points for the Red Devils

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Manchester United picked up a 1-0 victory away at Newcastle on Wednesday night to remain in fourth place in the Premier League. Ashley Young scored a late winner following a Tim Krul error to secure Louis van Gaal's side the three points and a third straight victory at St James' Park.

The Dutchman opted to pick Marouane Fellaini over Radamel Falcao in United's only change with Ander Herrera starting a fourth consecutive league game for the first time in his United career.

Young: People are always going to question the biggest club in the world

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After scoring a late winner against Newcastle, Ashley Young has sung the praises of teammates David de Gea and Wayne Rooney who both played a crucial role in earning United three points this evening.

David De Gea was magnificent again tonight. It was a hard fought win. We knew we needed three points and got our just rewards.

LvG: De Gea is unbelievable

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David de Gea was named Man of the Match in United's 1-0 win over Newcastle this evening. A late winner from Ashley Young wrapped up the point, but the goalkeeper played a crucial role. Moments after Young scored, Newcastle had a great chance to equalise, but De Gea pulled off a great save.

Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of the Spaniard, comparing him to other great goalkeepers he has managed in the past.

PICTURE: Neville reacts to Young’s late winner on Twitter

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Hahahhahahahahahhahhahhahahhahahhahhahahhahhhhahhahhahhhahhahhhahhaaaahaa!!!! Get in!

- Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 4, 2015

Big win that! Night !

- Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 4, 2015


LvG: Rooney’s fighting spirit is unbelievable

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With time running out at St James Park, Wayne Rooney chased down a ball in the box, but it looked like a lost cause. However, he did enough to put off the Newcastle defender, forcing goalkeeper Tim Krul in to mistakenly passing the ball straight to Ashley Young. United's winger did well to hold his nerve and the game was won.

VIDEO: Young winner vs Newcastle

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Newcastle vs United

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De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Di Maria, Fellaini, Young, Rooney.

Bench: Lindegaard, Jones, McNair, Carrick, Mata, Januzaj, Falcao.

Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, R.Taylor; Obertan, Sissoko, Abeid, Ameobi; Rivière, Cissé.

Bench: Woodman, Satka, Anita, Gutierrez, Gouffran, Armstrong, Perez.

LvG: Fans right to be annoyed about passes back to De Gea

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During United's 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the weekend, fans were audibly frustrated when Jonny Evans passed the ball back to David de Gea in the first half.

United had just had a corner and passed the ball back to Daley Blind on the half-way line, which was frustrating enough. It was even more frustrating when he then passed back to Evans deep in to our half.

Newcastle Preview: Five Keys To Victory

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Another fixture rolls along and once again, Manchester United fans can only speculate as to whether this (finally) could be the week that things begin to click into place. Saturday brought another three points at home to Sunderland after — you guessed it — another sub-par performance, with agents Brown and O'Shea collaborating to see that their former employers got their top four charge back on track.

LvG: Di Maria can be the best player in the world against Newcastle

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Louis van Gaal has defended Angel di Maria again following his poor performance against Sunderland at the weekend. Di Maria was substituted at half-time and his replacement, Adnan Januzaj, had a great game.

Van Gaal has claimed all the new signings will take time to settle in but that Di Maria has the capacity to go on to be the best player in the world.

RoM Reads

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Scott has written for The Metro about Angel di Maria.

The Guardian reports on Rooney's backing for Di Maria.

The Telegraph says Van Gaal needs to show faith in Mata.

The Mirror looks at James Wilson.

Mainline are running a competition which will see the winner receive a year's worth of Adidas trainers.

FA Cup flag night against Arsenal

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A week today Manchester United take on Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final and Stretford End flags are encouraging fans to recreate something like the picture above.

For fans attending the game, bring your bar scarf and make a simple 2 metre (W) by 1 metre (H) flag or banner. These can be homemade using a bed sheet & paint, or a flag made of cloth or PVC.

STATS: Are United in trouble with tough games ahead?

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In the games that remain, much has been made that United have tougher fixtures than the teams around them. But is that such a bad thing?

When looking at our results against the top teams in the league, United have faired pretty well this season.

Chelsea
Drew 1-1 (h)

City
Lost 1-0 (a)

Arsenal
Won 2-1 (a)

Liverpool
Won 3-0 (h)

Southampton
Won 2-1 (a)
Lost 1-0 (h)

Out of the 18 points available from games against teams in the top six, United have picked up 10, meaning we've claimed 56% of the points available.

RoM Reads

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The Telegraph discusses Di Maria's crisis in confidence.

The Mirror reports on Van Gaal's desire to sign a contract extension.

Goal reports on Rooney's defence of Brown.

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