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Newcastle aiming to end woeful recent record against Manchester United

Posted on October 4th, 2018 | No Comments |

Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.
Two managers on the edge?
Newcastle United travel to Manchester United on Saturday still searching for their first win of the Premier League season.

The Magpies were beaten 2-0 at home by Leicester City last weekend, with goals by Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire keeping Rafa Benitez’s side in the bottom three.

Newcastle have scored just four times so far this season and a long battle against relegation is beginning to look likely.

The visitors will be without both Florian Lejeune and Salomon Rondon through injury, but Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez should be available after the pair missed the Leicester defeat.

Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo are all doubtful for Man Utd.

The home side head into the game 10th in the table following last week’s dismal 3-1 defeat at West Ham United.

The Red Devils followed up with a 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday, and their performance saw them booed off at Old Trafford.

The atmosphere was rather flat as United lacked any bite and Newcastle will hope to be able to take advantage of the negativity surrounding the home team at the moment.

Jose Mourinho’s side have now gone four games without a win in all competitions, although many punters will be willing to use this William Hill promo code to back them on Saturday given their recent record against Newcastle.

The North East outfit have won just three of their last 31 meetings with United in all competitions.

Despite taking an early lead, they were beaten 4-1 on their last visit to Old Trafford back in November and will be eager to avoid a repeat of that result this weekend.

The fixture list has certainly been unkind to Newcastle at the start of this season, with five of their opening eight games coming against teams who finished in the top six last term.

Fixtures against Brighton & Hove Albion (H), Southampton (A), Watford (H) and Bournemouth (H) over the coming weeks appear favourable, although the team will have to produce better performances than the one they managed against the Foxes.

With just five points currently covering the bottom nine sides in the Premier League there is plenty of scope for Newcastle to climb in the standings.

An improved showing at Old Trafford would be a great way to start what may prove to be an important run of games for the club over the next few weeks.

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