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:
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.
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.
Howay The Lads!!
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