Struggling Newcastle can add to United woe
No better team to face as Bruce’s men aim to erase the memory of 5-0 humiliation
Where else can you start when looking at prices for the weekend football matches than Manchester United? Barely clinging on to a position in the top half of the table, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are looking at a tough season unless six world-class players can be bought in the next transfer window, which is highly unlikely.
Last week in this column, I wrote that I wanted to take on United whenever they play and I am going to be doing that again this weekend, even though they play a struggling Newcastle United.
Manchester United have won none of their past 10 away matches since beating Paris St-germain in the knockout stages of the Champions League last year, a result that is beginning to look increasingly flukey.
During that run, they have failed to beat relegation-fodder Huddersfield Town, Everton, Wolves (twice) and Southampton, which suggests it is not just the top teams they are failing to make an impact against away from home.
Newcastle will be fighting relegation this season but that is clearly no barrier to success against this United team.
It must be remembered that Manchester United were in action in the Europa League on Thursday, Newcastle to beat Manchester United Brighton to beat Tottenham