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Manchester United vs Newcastle – Match Preview

11:50 pm, Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Ed Harrison · 20 Comments

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One of the big questions about the game at Manchester United tomorrow, is how Newcastle will react to our first defeat in five games, and Newcastle’s standards slipped a bit at the Liberty Stadium, especially in that first half, and we cannot let that happen in tomorrow’s game, otherwise we could suffer our second defeat running.

Alan Pardew will need to make some changes in the side for tomorrow’s game, but it’s likely there will be at most three changes to the side.

The only player who may not be available, apart from Ryan Taylor, who is probably out for the season with that second ACL knee in jury – is striker Papiss Cisse.

Hatem Ben Arfa is fit and could even get a start at Old Trafford tomorrow, and we have a sneaking suspicion that Massadio Haidara will get a start at left back, so the Newcastle manager can take a closer look at the impressive 20 year-old French U21 International.

This could be a side that Alan Pardew puts out tomorrow:

Krul
Debuchy Coloccini(c) Williamson Haidara
Sissoko Cabaye Anita Gouffran
Remy Ben Arfa
Subs: Elliot Santon Yanga-Mbiwa Tiote Ameobi (Sh) Santon

Let is know what your team would be for tomorrow.

And his is what Alan Pardew has said about the game tomorrow:

“I think there’ll be a reaction from Man United to their defeat and likewise from us so it’ll make for a game which is quite pressurized,”

“Therefore we need to have calm heads in that game – and hopefully we can retain the ball better than we did at Swansea.” “They had gone 12 games unbeaten up until that game so it’s not like there’s a crisis there.”

“They’ve lost a game, which anybody can do in the Premiership at the moment, and their reaction is going to be a little bit larger than ours so I think there’s a bit of pressure on them.”

“We’ve got to try and capitalize on that and make it difficult for them; if we can do that and get in the last period of the game we could try and reverse a statistic that isn’t very good of Newcastle winning at Man United.”

And after Newcastle fans were expecting a win on Wednesday night at Swansea, 49% think we will lose this game tomorrow.

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If Newcastle play somewhere near their best form tomorrow afternoon, then it could be we’ll get our first win at Old Trafford since 1972 – and that lack of success must be the inspiration for our lads tomorrow – and let’s hope they can bring back the bacon.

If they can do that then we’ll be flying high again.

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20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 JackButler // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    If we go there, sit back and hope to soak up the pressure we will be ripped to pieces.

    the tactics at Swansea need to be shelved and forgotten about

  • 2 GeordieDan // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Yeah, Man U are missing Rooney and possibly Man U, but Swansea were missing Michu and Bony and we got a little bit embarrassed by giving them too much respect.

    I don’t actually think the top teams have gave better (Gooners and possibly Liverfools apart).

    The rest of the Prem has caught up (which is great for the the English game) but Man U, Spurs and even Man City and Chelsea have been well below par this season so far.

    If Pardew manages to pull off an away win to Manure this weekend it will be hard not to give him very justified credit.

    If we lose then the NUFC rollercoaster is back in full swing. Simple as that really.

  • 3 JackButler // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    GeordieDan

    Pardew will be slated if we go there to simply contain them, we have the players to take the game to them and win, but he has to be willing to allow us to play that way. This is the best chance we’ve had of winning there and if we blow that through a negative approach then he deserves to be slated.

  • 4 Brutooon // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Rooney supply 85% of man utd goals and assist, now he is not playing we will get a chance.

    Lets play the same formation before with HBA,Cisse and Anita as impact subs

  • 5 true toon // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    2 nil to Man utd. RVP to score once. NO Way in Hell are we gg to get anything out at OT.

  • 6 Sav // Dec 7, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    If the players are as negative as you, then you will undoubtedly be proved right. But I’m hoping for better. All depends on the start we make.

  • 7 SharpEnough23 // Dec 7, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Is rvp back then?

  • 8 Jail for Ashley // Dec 7, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    I’m still looking forward to the game tonight, but bI really thought we could get something out of it,until our luck ran out the other day.

  • 9 jasper // Dec 7, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    Pardew has to address two problems with HBAs game.
    The first is that although he has got better at tracking back he must be the easiest player in the PL to beat. Instead of standing his opponent up he sticks a foot in halfheartedly and is beaten every time.
    The second is this preoccupation with dribbling from unpromising positions on the pitch. The modern game is about pass and move. In particular pass and move until you receive the ball in the box. That is where the defender is at a marked disadvantage and the percentages are much more favourable than the stupid long shots the whole team keep taking. That’s how Messi gets almost all his goals, not with a dribble from the halfway line.

  • 10 jasper // Dec 7, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    Morning jail. Hope you have some luck with the VPN today.

  • 11 thai-mag // Dec 7, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    the referee today is Marriner, he’s sent off 4 players in total this season, 2 from the Toon in the man city and liverpool games, the other 2 were sunderland players, so not looking good on that front

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // Dec 7, 2013 at 5:52 AM

    Morning Jesper,
    The games being shown live in the local pub :)

  • 13 LeToonARMY // Dec 7, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    ______________KRUL_______________
    ___DEBUCHY ___COLLO ___WILLO__ HAIDIRA__ _____SISSOKO____CABAYE ___ GOUFFRAN_
    _____________BEN _ ARFA _____________
    ________ AMEOBI___________REMY________

    Subs
    YANGA
    Santon
    Tiote
    ANITA
    Guttierez
    CISSE

  • 14 toonbrother // Dec 7, 2013 at 6:38 AM

    clean sheets win games and with coloshitty in central defence a clean sheet is nigh impossible. what a curse on our team he is

  • 15 Jail for Ashley // Dec 7, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    toonbrother,
    Nowt personal, but what is your mental age ?

  • 16 NUFC_LEAZES END // Dec 7, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Not expecting us to pick up any points tommorow I would accept a defeat as long as it’s a dignified one and the players are actually giving their all for the team……

    Elliot
    Debuchy saylor collo haidara
    HBA Anita cabaye jonas
    Shola cisse

    Or

    Elliot
    Debuchy m’biwa saylor collo haidara
    Anita cabaye
    Ben arfa shola Jonas

  • 17 John Tudor // Dec 7, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    @6 previous now there is a stupid comment

  • 18 John Tudor // Dec 7, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    @6 on last post ditto

  • 19 niafron // Dec 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Bonjour messieurs!

    What a fabulous draw yesterday. Still wonder how was it possible to be so lucky…

  • 20 toonbrother // Dec 7, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    With Coloshitty in the starting line up i foresee us conceding no fewer than 3 goals today if we’re lucky. Perhaps Shola bags a hattrick today and we come away from Old traff with 1 point. Perhaps.`




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