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What Are They Saying About Man United vs Newcastle?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side suffered a 6-1 loss against Spurs at Old Trafford earlier this month and the Red Devils have claimed just three points from a possible nine so far this season. Photo: Getty
Newcastle head into the match ninth in the table and on a high after their impressive 3-1 win over Burnley. As with so much of what Steve Bruce's side does well a lot of their current good form is down to Allan Saint-Maximin - a player of whom  our very own Luke Edwards wrote "he makes football fun, the sort of player every team should have." 

During the win against Burnley he came in for some tough treatment from Phil Bardsley and Luke Edwards says in this piece that the time has come for the Frenchman to get more protection from referees. "When Saint-Maximin plays, Newcastle United is far more dangerous outfit, which means their opponents will resort to every trick –  they can get away with – to stop him. 

The reaction when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Bruno Fernandes at half-time against Tottenham. Photo: AFP
Bigger names at more glamorous clubs have received protection from referees as a result and it is about time Saint-Maximin got some of the same. For Bardsley to walk away without any sort of punishment from that tackle does not bode well.....Saint Maximin is far too much fun to watch to let that crude approach kick him out of the Premier League."

With Manchester United it's a case of what they aren't saying with plenty of people having their two pennies' worth on the current shocking state at Old Trafford. The Telegraph's Northern Football Correspondent James Ducker's wrote in this piece about Paul Pogba that it is time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to show some backbone and relegate the French star to the subs bench. 

"The question, for now at least, is what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does about it because the manager can no longer keep tip-toeing around the Pogba issue and indulge the Frenchman in the way he has. What exactly does he offer these days? Because his attacking contribution from deep is negligible and, defensively, he is indisciplined and sometimes a liability. 

It was very clear after the defeat to Crystal Palace and most fortuitous win at Brighton that United’s midfield needed reconfiguring and the defence protecting and that accommodating Pogba and Bruno Fernandes was not working but Solskjaer persisted with the same set-up against Spurs and paid a heavy price. "

  • Newcastle United 17/4
  • Manchester United 7/10
  • Draw 13/4
What is our prediction? 

One thing is certain: Manchester United cannot play as badly as they did against Spurs

Verdict: Newcastle 2 Man Utd 1

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