There’s no doubt that this is a crucial game for Manchester United after they lost last time out at Chelsea by a score of 1-0.
That man United lost another 3 points on Manchester City, and they are currently 8 points behind City with a much inferior goal difference.
So anything but a win against Newcastle would not be good.
And Paul Merson predicted Newcastle would win their last two matches at Burnley and at home to Bournemouth and we lost both of them 1-0.
Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit
So it’s not particularly good news when Paul predicts a win for Newcastle.
Thankfully, he predicts Manchester United to win 2-0 on Saturday afternoon so that may be an omen for us to get something at Old Trafford.
Here’s what the Sky Sports pundit had to say about the match on Saturday afternoon.
“It is a must-win game for United as if I get my earlier results right, Man City will be clear and then they will need to win.”
“Man Utd have good fixtures coming up, but it will be a difficult game.”
“United (Manchester) are not far away if I am being honest – I know they went to Liverpool and Chelsea and did not score.”
“I think the plan was to beat the lesser teams and do not get beat by the big teams, but getting beat by Huddersfield has put them behind the eight ball and so they have to win.”
“Paul predicts 2-0”
A minority of Newcastle fans expect us to get something out of this game – about 40%.