It looks like the conventional wisdom is that Manchester United should beat Newcastle fairly easily on Boxing Day – so that’s probably good news – because when Newcastle are not expected to do well they do – and vice versa.
Paul Merson – 3-0 to Red Devils
The 46 year-old Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has predicted a 3-0 win for the Red Devils, and he had this comment on the Boxing Day game.
“United had a bad result against the 10 men of Villa. I’m not totally convinced by them yet to be honest but then again, Newcastle are not up to much either.”
“Newcastle pulled up trees to win five on the bounce (it was actually six in all competitions) but they have come unstuck again now. United will be too strong.”
And his view doesn’t differ too much from that of Newcastle fans.
So we’ve got Manchester United exactly where we want them – everybody – including the fans – think we will lose the game.
Wasn’t that what everybody also though about the opposition when we played Chelsea?
That’s an upset in the making if we ever saw one. 😀
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