Alan Pardew gave his usual press conference two days before the next game, and this time it’s a trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, where Newcastle have not won since way back in 1972 – 41 years ago.
David Moyes – Manchester United manager
Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Everton last night, and David Moyes will be under some pressure with his team now 12 points off the pace being set by Arsenal in the league, and they are even one point behind Newcastle.
This is some of what Alan said today:
“I think everybody knew that the first person to follow Alex, it was going to be very, very difficult.” “But he’s a strong man and I think he can handle it, and there’s a long, long way to go.” “I think they had gone 12 games unbeaten up until that game, so it’s not as if there’s a crisis there.”
“They have lost a game, which as I say, anybody can do in the Premier League at the moment.” “Their reaction is going to be a little bit larger than ours, so there’s going to be a little bit of pressure on them and we have got to try to capitalize on that and make it difficult for them.”
“If we can do that and get into the last period of the game, we could try to reverse a statistic that isn’t very good of Newcastle winning at Manchester United.”
It’s another test of this Newcastle team, and they failed their last test at Swansea, with a very poor first half performance, and while the second half was better, we were already one goal down at half time, and we just didn’t get the breaks – which sometimes happens.
Hopefully what Alan is instilling in his side at the moment, is that fact that it’s 41 years since last we won at Manchester United, and that could inspire some very good performances from the Newcastle players.
That’s one of the hopes for Saturday.
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