Shay Given has talked today how Newcastle are expecting to get something out of Saturday’s game against second placed Manchester United at St. James’ Park.
Shay Given – usually plays well against Man United
Shay Given told Newcastle World TV today:
“We’re expecting to get points,” “We are in a bit of trouble at the moment, so us as players are expecting to get points on board.â€
“It’s all about everybody sticking together and working hard to get results to get us away from the bottom half of the table.â€
“If the likes of myself and some of the older players can help as experienced pros then we will do that, but it’s all hands to the pump at the moment – young and old.”
Given was beaten 6 times in the second half at Old Trafford, in the second game after Allardyce was sacked. The defense in front of him collapsed badly, not for the first time this season, although we hope it’s the last.
We weren’t doing too badly until we conceded 3 goals in the last 5 minutes of that game.
Shay talked about that game:
“It was a terrible game for the club and all the fans and players,” “Man United on the day were brilliant to be fair and we were poorâ€
â€œBut to lose any game 6-0 is embarrassing and we have to put that right and have a reaction to that and being at home is a big help.”
You can only be brilliant if the opposition allows you to be. On that day, just like on Saturday against Arsenal, the opposition allowed the Red Devils to be brilliant. In the 6-0 and 4-0 defeats, both Newcastle and Arsenal were hardly anywhere near their best in those games.
Let’s hope we will not allow Manchester United to be brilliant on Saturday.
We badly need to get some points on the board.
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