Steve Bruce’s side sit dangerously close to the relegation places as just two points separate them and 18th place Fulham.
With two wins in 19 and just three points collected from three very winnable games against Wolves, West Brom and Aston Villa, the Magpies really are the victims of their own downfall.
Indeed, defeat to relegation rivals Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday could begin to spell disaster.
There is a real sense of fear that United are in line for their third relegation under Mike Ashley’s deplorable 14-year tenure.
But do others share fans’ Championship nightmare? Scroll and click through our gallery as the final Premier League table is predicted:
1. 1st - Manchester City - 89 points
Pep Guardiola’s side are 14 points clear at the top of the table and it’d take a brave person to bet against them seeing it through.
Photo: Clive Brunskill
2. 2nd - Manchester United - 74 points
Although the sight of their local neighbours lifting the Premier League title will pain them, second place guarantees a return to Champions League football for Man United.
3. 3rd - Leicester City - 69 points
A number of injuries have threatened to derail the Foxes but back-to-back wins in recent weeks have got Brendan Rodgers’ side back on track.
Photo: Alex Pantling
4. 4th - Chelsea - 68 points
Thomas Tuchel is yet to taste defeat as Chelsea manager after replacing Frank Lampard in January - and their upturn in form has put them in the driving seat for the top four.
Photo: MIKE HEWITT