The match marks our 83rd visit to Newcastle’s stadium in all competitions and we’ve won on 31 of our previous trips, a number which includes some particularly memorable matches.
Let’s take a look at five of the very best…
Newcastle 2-3 United, February 1990
The Reds famously won the FA Cup in 1990 without playing a match at home and, after narrow 1-0 wins at Nottingham Forest and Hereford United, we were drawn against Second Division high-flyers Newcastle United at St James’ Park for a place in the quarter-final. When Mark Robins – scorer of the vital goal at the City Ground in the third round – headed home the opening goal after 19 minutes, it looked like being a comfortable afternoon for the Reds, but Mark McGhee won and converted a penalty early in the second half to draw the Magpies level. Danny Wallace put United back in front with a well-taken finish from Brian McClair’s cross, but when Kevin Scott took advantage of a mix-up in the box to make it 2-2, it looked like the match was headed to a replay. Step forward McClair, who bundled home with 13 minutes to go to move Alex Ferguson’s men a game closer to Wembley.