Ten Hag’s side beat the Magpies in the Carabao Cup final in February.
Newcastle will have added incentive to win after losing the Carabao Cup final 2-0 to Ten Hag's side at Wembley just five weeks ago. The Dutchman labelled Eddie Howe's men "annoying" ahead of that clash in the capital, warning his players and the officials to be wary of their supposed time-wasting antics. Ten Hag repeated that message ahead of Sunday's reunion and told United's players to focus on imposing themselves in the north east.
There's no doubt that FC Cincinnati is still learning how to win but the learning process is already bearing fruit.