Newcastle have a really tough game at Old Trafford today, and if we can get a point out of that game, it would be a good result.
The Red Devils have won both their first two league games of the season 1-0, and they won 3-1 on Tuesday night in their Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge.
Last season at Old Trafford – we lost 3-1
Newcastle were very disappointing last Saturday when we were simply outplayed by a much better Swansea team, so this game today will be a good test of the new team under head coach Steve McClaren and his newly formed coaching staff.
This is some of what Steve McClaren has said about the game in his press conference on Friday:
“It’s fantastic, many people would think it’s not a good fixture for us with our new look squad, but it’s going to be a good chance for us really up our performance.”
“We took a step back last week after a promising start against Southampton, but now it’s about moving forward in terms of our performance, attitude and the football we play.”
“Hopefully then we can become a side that teams will start to dread playing.”
“They’ve won every game.” “I don’t think there’s a team in the Premier League at the moment, bar maybe Manchester City, who will be more satisfied with the way they’ve started and the football they are playing.”
“There is a lot of talk of them not doing this or not doing that and I know from my days there that there always will be that pressure and expectation to play free-flowing, attacking football.”
“However, the important thing for them is that they are winning efficiently and winning well, which they’ve shown over the past few games.”
“At this stage, everyone is still searching for their ideal team because of the short pre-season, and Manchester United are no different.”
“The players we’ve brought in are winners and they will be wanting to start winning games as soon as possible, starting at Old Trafford.”
“We are bringing players in here with character and winners and they have an edge, but it has be controlled otherwise we get punished like we did last week.”
Steve was quite emphatic in saying that all the players we have bought in this summer are good buys and they have good characters, and they are winners.
It’s going to be tough today at Old Trafford and we’ll be pleased enough if we can come away with a draw.