Newcastle’s task on Wednesday evening will be a tough one against Manchester United.
Tim Krul – big game needed from goalkeeper on Wednesday
The Red Devils were embarrassed by being beaten at home over the weekend by rock bottom side Blackburn Rovers, and no doubt they will want to put that right at St. James’ Park.
And Alex Ferguson has already said that’s exactly what they will do on Wednesday.
It was only the Red devil’s second home defeat of the season after being blasted 6-1 by local rivals Manchester City and only Blackburn’s third win of the season, and it follows on from their creditable draw at Liverpool, and maybe Steve Keen can turn things around this season.
If Newcastle get the first goal, that could help us big time, and start to put doubts into the minds of the Manchester United players, and we have to remember they have a lot of youngsters in the side this season.
The Manchester United defense has not looked good at all this season, and since they lost Edwin van der Saar, new goalkeeper David De Gea has hardly looked the part, and we expect Danish International Anders Lindegaard to get the start on Wednesday in goal.
Tim Krul is looking forward to the match and in the fixture last season Tim had a great game in that 0-0 draw, and the Dutch International had this to say about the upcoming game today:
“Some people will look at it and say it’s going to be hard, but we’ll be looking forward to it,” “And to be honest, we always play well against them.”
“Last year, we had a 0-0 game at St James’, and we just have to get back to those basics that served us so well.”
“We can’t beat ourselves up about Liverpool. We could have won that game – it was one of those crazy nights.”
“We just have to step away from the game, take it on the chin and analyse it. We’re back at home, we’re at St James’ Park and it will be a different story in front of our own crowd.”
And Sammy Ameobi could get a start on Wednesday, as the news today is that Gabriel Obertan will miss the game against his former club, after picking up another foot injury near the end of the game at Anfield.
The more experienced Peter Lovenkrands could also get a start on Wednesday, and the Danish International, who will become a free agent in the summer, has found it hard to even make the bench these last few games.