There doesnâ€™t seem to be much new news today on Newcastle United, other than everybody is looking forward to the game against Manchester United on Saturday.
Wes Brown – at St. James’ Park on Saturday
Itâ€™s a toss up as to which team needs the points more on Saturday â€“ Newcastle to help us keep above the relegation zone, or Manchester United, who are now a sizable 5 points behind leaders Arsenal.
It may not be good news for the Tyne-side club that Manchester need the points badly. Not just that, but the Red Devils took Arsenal apart last weekend, being 3 goals up after just 38 minutes. with a tremendous display of attacking football. Also some fringe players, if you can call them that, like Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher both having excellent games.
And of course Wayne Rooney had a great game and could be a handful for Newcastle come Saturday. Wayne usually plays well against us, and has scored some cracking goals in the past. Newcastle fans will also get a look at Wes Brown, who has been the regular right back with Gary Neville being out injured this season.
And it may be the regular football that has caused Wes to have second thoughts on signing a new Manchester United contract. His contract runs out in June and he shows no sign of accepting the terms of the contract the club offered him. He’s said to be disappointed at Manchester’s final contract offer.
Wes said today:
“This season the captain has been out of action, and I have filled in,” “It is good to be playing week in, week out. You get into a routine, know what you are doing and know your position.”
Doesnâ€™t look like he can be assured of his place at right back next season even if he stays, and Neville doesnâ€™t come back from his chronic injury. The strong rumors are that United have been looking for a right back replacement for Neville, so Brown may remain their utility defender.
He again he could sign an improved contract at Newcastle, but he wouldnâ€™t be able to have European football, although heâ€™d get regular games on Tyne-side.
We hope Wes comes to Newcastle and the move is announced very early in the summer. He’s a good price too at Â£0.