Championship Sunday arrived this weekend with the Premier League title already clinched, but a heated battle to avoid the relegation zone for teams, who struggled this season.
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After a disappointing home loss to Arsenal, it was critical to Manchester United's top-four finish objective that they capture all three points against Tottenham on Sunday.
With the points tightening around the 3rd and 4th positions on the league table, Manchester United desperately needed to claim the crucial three points in this mid-week clash with mid-table positioned Newcastle United.
Manchester United began 2015 with a misfire on New Year's Day, only managing one point from a 1-1 draw against Stoke.
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