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Manchester United v Newcastle United – Match preview.

Posted on August 15th, 2010 | 55 Comments |

Old Trafford - Mission impossible?
Old Trafford - Mission impossible?
It will be a tale of two United’s on Monday evening as Newcastle return to top flight against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The task couldn’t be anymore daunting to be honest as our record at Old Trafford is less than impressive, in fact the last time we managed a win there was in February 1972, before I was even born!

Most Newcastle fans are resigned to defeat before we even kick-off, which is not being negative and is more a positive reflection on just how illustrious our opponents are. Not many teams go to Manchester United and come away with anything, and that applies all the way through the league, from top to bottom, and whilst a point would be nice it will be the performance that most fans will be looking at.

Manchester United will be missing Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Anderson who all have knee injuries, but with the squad they have I very much doubt they will be missed too much.

Wayne Rooney will more than likely start the match as he looks to recapture the form from last season that appears to have deserted him, and given the fact that Rooney has scored ten goals against Newcastle in his career then there is probably no better team for him to try and do that against.

Moving on to Newcastle, Andy Carroll has been passed fit for the match at Old Trafford and should lead the line of attack for us, with Kevin Nolan more than likely playing in just behind him.

The rest of the team will pretty much pick itself at the moment as injuries to Steven Taylor, Danny Simpson, Leon Best and Dan Gosling combined with doubts over Alan Smith’s fitness and Sol Campbell’s belated pre-season training force our team selection. Bearing all that in mind I would guess the team will be:

Steve Harper; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Jose Enrique; Wayne Routledge, Joey Barton, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez; Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll.

In our last match at Old Trafford we managed a rather creditable 1-1 draw, although that positive start soon got left behind and we were unfortunately relegated at the end of that campaign.

Another 1-1 would be nice, although the stats suggest that we will more than likely suffer a defeat. Manchester United have won 12 of the last 15 games between the two sides whilst Newcastle have only managed to score 9 goals in their last 16 league visits to Old Trafford. Neither stat is very impressive from a Newcastle perspective in fairness.

Newcastle have had some proper hammerings off Manchester United over the years including a 6-0 loss not so long back. Whilst I don’t think we will lose that heavily on Monday I do believe, unfortunately, that we will get beat.

My prediction: Man Utd 3-0 Newcastle.

Howay the lads!

Date – Monday, 16th August, 2010.

Time – 8:00pm.

Venue – Old Trafford, Manchester.

Referee – Chris Foy.

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55 Responses

  1. “Wayne Rooney will more than likely start the match”

    reports are rooney’s struggling. picked up hamstring injury.

  2. We could lose 6-0 and still not be bottom ;)

    The alphabet is a wonderful thing :lol:

    Have you seen West Brom’s next few away games?

    Liverpool and Arsenal away 8O

  3. Still got Rooney and Nolan to play, should be top of the league Monday night, all I hope is if we do lose, we don’t get stuffed.

  4. There was no reported injury on Rooney before the Community Shield. Carrick on the other hand… ;p

  5. jay jay,I’ve Fabregas,Vermalaen and Carroll to play.Drogba dragged me team out the cack yesterday :-)

  6. I’ll probably go to bed after the third goes in.

    Been having a look a what we might need to do this season to stay up.

    We’re going to need 40 points to be absolutely sure. That means we need a minimum of 10 wins at home, who can we beat at home?

    Blackpool, Wolves, Blackburn, Stoke, Fulham, Wigan, Bolton and West Ham?

    Them are the games I’m confident we can win at home – That’s only 8!

    Were going to have to pick up points away from home too and I’m not too sure we will.

    My opinion is that our squad has loads of heart, passion, grit and determination – But that doesn’t really win you too many games when up against decent opposition.

    We lack skill, pace, creativity and proven PL class.

    I actually think that some teams like WBA could make us look ordinary with their passing ability and our lack of pace. If that happens, god knows what the top 8 teams will do to us.

  7. I hope not,doesnt say owt on the fantasy league site….is this your fergie type mind games :lol:

  8. Well I suppose if fergie thinks he needs to play mind games with us its a bit of a compliment. Thinking about some of yesterdays games,I don’t think thats its any coincidence that the teams who looked the most impressive chelski,spuds & villa have hardly changed over the summer. I’m not sure how to explain blackpool tho, except that wigan were terrible.

    Appreciate fans might want an attacking keegan type display tomoz, I’d settle for a solid defensive display.

  9. he’ll pass wi flying colours jay jay ;-)
    whey I’m off to watch some real mens football.later lads.

  10. U really think Chelsea looked impressive? :o

    The SCORE was impressive, but the play was poor. If they met a decent side they would have been trashed…

  11. Suart 34 points will be enough to stay up this year. Because the gulf between top half teams and bottom half teams is that huge…

  12. If CH gets his tactics right we’ll pick up a draw at Old Trafford. Sit relatively deep and follow the runners. Try and take the game to Man U and we’ll get wellied. We need to avoid an early goal at all costs, don’t let the attacking team get the ball into the box, don’t give away free kicks around the box, and defend all set pieces as well as possible….flippin heck, it’s easy being a football manager…

    Oh I forgot, score one more goal than the opposition… 1-0 wins a game too…

    Us Toon fans need to get used to seeing us playing defensively this season, playing on the break. We don’t have the personnell to do anything else..

  13. noir9 says:
    August 15, 2010 at 9:53 am
    Stu – take it you didn’t watch the mackems & brum game?

    I did, and they were battering Brum until Cattermole got sent off.

    For the first time in 15 years I don’t feel confident playing the Mackems. I think they have a better team and it will be tought.

  14. Look what blackpool did to Wigan,Never doubt anyone in this league and it means no one.Fergie will go into cocky….. thinking that he can run us of the park,If this happen and we get a goal in that period they will go into shock and hopefully we can take the game into ur hands !

  15. Gutted that I’m going to be traveling back to Newcastle and I’ll be at Orlando airport for the kick off and miss the game. Mostly with this game I am worried about NCL’s defense. OK with Enrique and Colo but on the right side we really seem to have a problem if the Rangers friendly game was anything to go by. HTL

  16. just in on sky sports!
    what we already no already but BEN AFRA says he will not play for om and is willing not to play for the rest of the season to force a move to newcastle! newcastle have shown that they want me so….. looks like that crazy frog guy is a fraud and he was wrong on eds blog too!

  17. Good performance from Colo and we could get a draw I reckon, if he has an off day we could get stuffed, hoping Berba starts up front on his own, :)

  18. Stu – you might be right about the mackems, but brum? Really don’t think theres much to choose between 11/12 teams & we’ll get at least 1 win out of the rest.

    Ben dover – fair enough, the baggies were terrible but I thought cheski looked good. Maybe they’ll struggle against top teams but thats going to effect us is it?

    Nick – don’t quite get the last bit of your post? Do you mean that afra was never here? All the lad said on ed’s blog was he was at the hotel & left in a people carrier.

  19. “I am not just a sack of dirty washing or a piece of shit.”

    ha classic…really beginning to wonder if he’s gonna be worth the trouble though…..

  20. “It’s because the club officials don’t give a damn about me that today I announce that I am prepared to put my career on hold if they do not accept the offer from Newcastle as agreed at the start,” he said.

    “I am prepared not to play all season.”

    “I am not just a sack of dirty washing or a piece of shit. I will do what it takes and I will organise myself to train physically.”

    :lol: :lol:

  21. and the tale rolls on and on and ———

    sell taylor imo,from one sly agent to another hes not mr newcastle its a new world on contracts club must put clauses in.
    i would put one make him play r/b lol

  22. “looks like that crazy frog guy is a fraud and he was wrong on eds blog too!”

    which crazy frog guy?

  23. Rooney will have made a miraculous recovery and bang in a hat-trick, totally recapturing his best ever form.

    I refuse to belive all this about world cup and hamstring ect. He always has a blinder against us lads you could bet your last tenner on it.

  24. Stuart79 says: “I’ll probably go to bed after the third goes in.” I wouldnt take any pills or razor blades with you Stu :)

    Positivity must course through your veins then ?

  25. 47 Andy Mac says:
    August 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Realism, I call it.

    Better teams than us have had a good hiding at OT and this is probably the worst side we’ve sent there in the last 25 years.

  26. Stuart79

    I think the team we played when Rooney scored that rocket was possibly worse.

    Given, Carr, Boumsong, Andrew O’Brien, Elliott, Milner, Ambrose, Ramage (Robert 82), N’Zogbia, Shearer (Kluivert 66), Ameobi

    And, we played really well that day if I remember correctly.

  27. “the team we played when Rooney scored that rocket was possibly worse”

    Replace “possibly” with the word “definitely” :)

    OK this current squad isnt going to pull up many trees in terms of European football but FFS we must all learn how to walk again before we start running in the PL.

    At the beginning of last season we could have followed either one of two separate paths – the obvious one which could have lead us to football oblivion and a place in League 1 or the righteous path back to the PL :)

    We did what we had to do as a result of the character within the side. This season will be no different.

    Not only do we need positive mental attitudes within the squad – eager to right the wrongs of their previous lives – we also need the fans on board to show that we’re all in this together.

    Stuart is entitled to his opinion but I’d rather look on the glass as half full. HTL

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    Match scheduled:

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    16-08-2010 on 09:17
    Week 1 / Round 1 (First Week of the Season) : Barclays Premier League 2010/2011

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    Newcastle returned to the Premier League at the first attempt when they won the Championship with 102 points. But they will be mindful that they have not beaten United since September 2001, when they won 4-3 at their home of St James’ Park. Since then the teams have met 15 times in the League, with Manchester United winning 12 and drawing three.

    Their last success there was in February 1972 in the old First Division. Since then, the Toon Army have visited on 26 occasions, losing 19 and drawing seven. And in those 26 games, they have scored just 16 and conceded a massive 60.

    Manager Chris Hughton has made three signings: James Perch, from Nottingham Forest, Everton’s Dan Gosling and former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell, but he is not match fit and will not feature at Old Trafford. And Hughton will also miss important players such as Leon Best and Alan Smith – once of Manchester United – along with Danny Simpson, another ex-Old Trafford player, and Steven Taylor.
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    The Barclays English Premier League (EPL), considered as the best in the world.
    English Premier League ,England

    Match scheduled:

    Date :16-08-2010 Time :19:00 until 21:00GMT/UTC
    16-08-2010 on 09:17
    Week 1 / Round 1 (First Week of the Season) : Barclays Premier League 2010/2011

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    According to that Manchester United vs.Newcastle United the game will be very important,
    interesting & enjoyable.

    Watch Now Live TV on your PC

    New signing Javier Hernandez, nicknamed ‘Chicharito’, scored after coming on at half-time at Wembley against Chelsea in last Sunday’s Community Shield, but he may have to start on the bench with Sir Alex Ferguson likely to prefer the more experienced Michael Owen, once of Newcastle, and Wayne Rooney in attack.

    Newcastle returned to the Premier League at the first attempt when they won the Championship with 102 points. But they will be mindful that they have not beaten United since September 2001, when they won 4-3 at their home of St James’ Park. Since then the teams have met 15 times in the League, with Manchester United winning 12 and drawing three.

    Their last success there was in February 1972 in the old First Division. Since then, the Toon Army have visited on 26 occasions, losing 19 and drawing seven. And in those 26 games, they have scored just 16 and conceded a massive 60.

    Manager Chris Hughton has made three signings: James Perch, from Nottingham Forest, Everton’s Dan Gosling and former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell, but he is not match fit and will not feature at Old Trafford. And Hughton will also miss important players such as Leon Best and Alan Smith – once of Manchester United – along with Danny Simpson, another ex-Old Trafford player, and Steven Taylor.
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