Game on! Manchester United v Newcastle – Obertan starts ot Old Trafford

A tale of two United's, but only one true one.

A tale of two United's, but only one true one.
Welcome one and all to the only place you need to be as we take on Manchester United this afternoon, unless you’re at Old Trafford of course. Or a pub. Or tied to Cheryl Cole’s bed…

Anyway, we’ll give you everything you need to get you through the match. There’ll be team news, updates provided by fellow bloggers, links to streams (hopefully) and, you never know, but perhaps a few goals to celebrate aswell as a decent result at the “Theatre of Dreams” or so it’s nicknamed.

The reality is that it’s going to be a tough ask to get anything out of the game. Manchester United have a habit of finding top form against us, especially at Old Trafford, but they also have a habit of playing below their best and still getting the results. This is something that they’ve done in the league ever since the 6-1 drubbing from Manchester City.

However I’m quietly confident that we’ll cause them problems, in much the same way that I’m confident that we can cause any team problems. The one thing we have to do is finish any chances that come our way and if we can do that then we can perhaps get something out of the game.

As you may be able to tell, I’m fairly pessimistic over our chances for the match. I generally count a trip to Old Trafford as a ‘nil pois’ on any prediction that I have and generally it’s been proved to be spot on over the years. In fact it’s been nearly 40 of them since our last victory at the home of Manchester United. Another decent performance will do for me although I wouldn’t turn down a point, or three!

I think that is just about enough rambling from me anyway. Fortunately Shamrock has penned one of his fantastic match preview articles which you can read here . Admittedly it was up a bit late but that was my fault for which I apologise!

Stream details will be found in the ‘comments’ section below and team news will be added at the bottom of this article as soon as it becomes available.

Howay the lads!

Manchester United: David De Gea, Fabio, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Nani, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Wayne Rooney

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Federico Macheda, Darron Gibson, Antonio Valencia, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Park Ji-Sung

Newcastle United: Tim Krul, Danny Simpson, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Gabriel Obertan, Danny Guthrie, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Demba Ba

Subs: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Peter Lovenkrands, Dan Gosling, Davide Santon, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi

399 thoughts on “Game on! Manchester United v Newcastle – Obertan starts ot Old Trafford

  1. I hope krul gets caught 2nite snorting smack off some trannies pussy in teh grounds of St Nics cathedral… we need him to attract some very bad publicity to keep the dignified clubs like ManU away 😆


  2. Man…what a great day…..proud to be a toon fan today, well done the lads. We really can start to dream maybe…………….that 5under1and MIGHT get relegated….they are gash… 😆 😆 Pardew for manager of the month anyone ? It’ll probably go to Harry Redknapp though… usual…


  3. Looks like I’m not going to find out how to use an emoticon tonight. She who can’t be ignored is kicking me off because she wants “to check a few things”. I’ll ask Troy when I see him. I’ve seen him using them.

    G’neet. We can all sleep happy and wake content.


  4. Munich – Just for you 😉

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    Yohan Cabaye top tackler today; 5 out of 6 successful! #nufc
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  5. @Blackley & Brownlie

    lol last time my lass said that to me I had ‘Big black c***s’ in my web history…or was that my favorites 😯 I think wolfie sent me the link 😆


  6. Re Arsenal: This is the first time since September 2005 that Arsenal start a Premier League match without a Frenchman in the team.


  7. Well we are coming through the weekend still in 4th and played the top teams so nobody can throw that argument at us now . We are in 4th because we deserve to be there and not because we have only played the “lesser sides” 😀 BRING ON CHELSEA .


  8. Didnt get to see the game today thanks to work. Heard a bit of it at the end… Great result, but how did we play, how did the penalty come about, what’s this about us not being awarded a pen in the 1st half, was their injury time ‘goal’ actually offside and what happened for the Guti sending off????


  9. What a season so far , Pardew is showing he is a top manager and agent brucie is doing fantastic job doon the road . LOVING IT , JUST FOOKING LOVING IT 😈


  10. Shamrock, we played well first half and we were the better side I thought..
    Rooney should have been sent off in the game for his first half attempt to open up Colo’s rib cage but failed after 3 attempts.

    Our penaly came about when Ben Arfa made a cracking run into the box and Ferdinand put in a great tackle but without the benefit of tv replays, it looked a stone waller.
    The tv replay showed it was a good tackle but it doesn’t matter, it was given and we scored.

    Their injury time disallowed goal would have been given in 90% of cases but Hernandez was easily 2 millimetres offside,so the lineseman got it right.

    Jonas was fairly sent off because the two tackles he made were yellow cards so unfortunately he had to go.

    Having said that…Rooney should have been off and so should Rafael..

    But we were at old trafford so fairs fair and we got a point for the effort we put in.


  11. Excellent, cheers for that Wolfie 😀 Sounds like a decision or two went our way then. Seems I was indeed paranoid, Mike Jones really is a Liverpool fan! Haha 😆


  12. Shamrock. Man Utd got the lions share of the decisions their way but having said that, it was probably what you would expect with them being at home.
    That’s one game against Man Utd at their place that I can honestly say I haven’t Crucified the Ref in the way I’ve done so many many times lol.

    I thought the Ref played is basically as fair as you could expect, so no complaints from me..

    Mind you, if Hernandez had scored that goal for us to lose, I would be asking for him to be assassinated 😆

    I thought just for the pure gutsy way in which we wouldn’t roll over and die after Jonas went, that we deserved the share of the spoils, even though I was a total bag of shite sat watching the final 20 minutes .


  13. He made plenty of mistakes mind…The Ref I mean and was booking our players sometimes needlessly and allowing Rooney off with 10 times worse..

    So when I say fair, I mean fair in the way that he did give us a few decisions and one was the pen which is basically unheard of at old trafford.


  14. Ha total bag of shite! I bet that’s close to how Guti felt watching from the sidelines after he got sent off. Just goes to show these lads really care about the shirt and each other. Great to see week in, week out. 😛


  15. @Nobby: I am glad you saw and mentioned what we did in the game. Our plan was going forward via Obertan who was attacking on the Evra side.

    A more scientific approach would suggest that we should have attacked the de silva side as this was the weakest link in the united defence and thus the greatest to opportunity to score. Can you not agree with me then that if we had a plan this is what we would look to exploit more often? Not the Evra side their left our right.

    This Nobby is why I argue we did not have a plan. the result is fantastic don’t get me wrong but result aside and after a critical analysis of the game one has to conclude.


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