Game On! Manchester United v Newcastle United

Game On at Old Trafford
Game On at Old Trafford
Good morning one and all. Its an early start today as two United’s clash at Old Trafford. Those two being Manchester and Newcastle United.

Oncs upon a time those two United’s used to be rivals and went toe-to-toe for the Premier League crown.

We fluffed it whilst the Red Devils didn’t and the rest is, as they say, history. Manchester United went from strength to strength whilst we fell away, but there will always be a part of me that is left wondering “what if”. What if we did hold out? Where would we be now? Would we have been able to take a seat near the top of the Premier League table for a more sustained period?

I guess it doesn’t really matter now. That was many years ago now but today is all that matters. As detailed in my match preview, Manchester United have been shaky so far this term but they do have a habit of performing against us.

They are without Wayne Rooney, who again has a habit of performing against us, but they still have dangerous players. Check out the full team news below.

The match itself is being broadcast here in the UK via BT Sport and is also being shown worldwide so picking up a stream should be fairly easy. If you do find a good stream then by all means feel free to leave a link to it in the ‘comments’ section below.

On paper there has never been a better time to play at Old Trafford but I’m still not expecting anything. A better performance than what we saw at Swansea would be a start though.

Howay the lads!

Manchester United: David De Gea; Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Nani, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Adnan Januzaj; Javier Hernandez, Robin van Persie

Subs: Anders Lindegaard, Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Danny Welbeck

Newcastle United: Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon; Yohan Cabaye, Cheik Tiote, Vurnon Anita; Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran

Subs: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gabriel Obertan, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

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409 thoughts on “Game On! Manchester United v Newcastle United

  1. So no goals from Remy in the last 3 matches 😯
    Has Pardew coached the goals out of him just like he did with Cisse ❓
    What’s going on ❓ πŸ‘Ώ


  2. Stuart79 I was surrounded by Manu fan’s as well mate. I cheered when we scored but didn’t rub it in to much but a great win for the club.


  3. With a little investment in a couple of decent players in January, we should easily be able to consolidate our position in the top 10 by the end of the season.
    Big bonuses all round. πŸ˜›


  4. Stuart – It was a massive win for sure.
    But will it be a stepping stone to greater glory or just a flash in the pan πŸ˜•
    Hopefully we are seeing our club in transition to being top6 contenders on a regular basis. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    oh wait . . . . . . . . . (Ashley πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ )


  5. Beardsley Boots I never expected for us to beat Manu, Chelsea or Spurs this season but expected us to beat Hull, Sunderland and Swansea. What an unpredictable season and I couldn’t be happier.


  6. Kim – brace yourself Pet, because you know he wont be happy if we get too near a Europa finish.
    Once again we are nearing a position where with a couple more quality players to bolster the squad, we could actually shock the league and finish top 4.
    I’m suspecting there will be no investment in January, and we will maybe lose Cabaye on the last day of Jan. πŸ‘Ώ
    Another kick in the crotch.
    I would love to be wrong. πŸ˜†


  7. I was down the fox and hounds. I was the only Newcastle fan there surrounded by 30 of them. I had a couple of Liverpool fan’s around cheering on Newcastle. I never seen so many angry faces but I walked out with a smug smile on my face. I was nice to them and said I have seen my team relegated and thought we might have got relegated last season. There not used to losing and I think the bad loser’s.

    Why Pardew didn’t say in the interview not bad for a wee club in the north east I’ll never know ?


  8. Beardsley Boots I don’t want Europa league football next season. If U.E.F.A put the prize money up then different story. Champion’s League or nothing for me. I would take 5 or 6th over 16th any day without being in the Europa league and fearing the relegation fight.


  9. Kimtoon I think Ashley would be a complete and utter idiot if he didn’t sign a striker at the very least come january.


  10. Stem, We know it was let slip that Europa and cups weren’t of paramount importance only survival so quite where our current position sits with our owner I can only wonder. And does Pards fancy another shot at Europa league?, I got the distinct impression he hates it and feels it wrecked last season for us. I don’t think it was directly to blame tbh ,moreover it was the lack of investment in the summer, we couldn’t cope cause we were too thin in quality players . If we do get a Europa birth it will be interesting to see if Ash has learnt from his mistakes and this time sets us up to be able to compete on all fronts. It won’t take shedloads of cash just a couple of astute signings, what’s the point even bothering if we aren’t gonna try to win stuff.


  11. I know its too early to think about it really, but the Southampton match next week is a massive 6 pointer, and a real test of where we are.
    I hope the Lads can play with confidence and without fear, but I think it will be a much tougher game than the manure one.
    I wonder what Pardews game plan will be for this one.
    Southampton press the ball well and deny time and space, plus they have some pretty good players of their own.
    They have had a dream start to the season, reaching the lofty heights of 3rd, but come unstuck recently with only 1 point from the last 4 matches.
    Lets hope we can continue to help in their decline, and send them packing with nowt.
    Howay the Lads


  12. @JJ – 352

    So because i’m not a Ferguson fan boy, i talk ****?

    Do you think it was just a coincidence that the rise of Man Utd happened after they were floated on the stock market??

    Man Utd were floated on the stock market in 1991. In 1993 Man Utd won its first league title.

    From 1996 onwards you pretty much had Ferguson’s Man Utd breaking transfer records vs penny pinching Arsenal. That was the title race.

    Abramovich came along & outspent Man Utd. Chelsea won the title 2 times in a row (at first attempt). Mourinho’s bad relationship with Abramovich meant he got the sack.

    Man Utd dominated the league again whilst Chelsea hired & fired 4 managers over 2 years. They got some stability under Ancelotti before he was fired & Chelsea hired another 3 managers in 2 years.

    Same issue with Man City, lots of money & too many managers.

    The writing was on the wall for Ferguson & Man Utd. Chelsea & City have won the title over the previous 4 seasons. Man Utd were fortunate nobody was around to challenge them last season.

    This season is a different thing altogether.


  13. @BB – 360

    “KK – you’re the kind of fan that got Sir Bobby Robson sacked. 😯
    The biggest mistake this club ever made.”

    On the contrary mate. My name might be KK but i’ve always said SBR was the best English manager in my lifetime. Better than Keegan.

    Even during Keegan’s second coming, i said it was a mistake. SBR would have been the perfect option. This club would have been miles ahead if he had been appointed by Ashley instead, but too many fans were stuck in the 90’s so we got an unstable Keegan.

    That’s why i’m still of the opinion that Pardew should be sacked & Fatih Terim should be hired. It was what SBR recommended.


  14. @MARK – 363

    “you must be joking tho mate? LOL thats a ridiculous comment mate, he did absolutely amazing things. look at the same team that won the title last year, now floundering without Fergy.”

    He won the title against Chelsea with Di Matteo being sacked & Bentiez getting no support. Mancini was in a bad mood at Man City – bad morale at the club.

    25+ years at one of the richest clubs in the world & he made no european impact at all. Lucky wins both times he won the Champions League.


  15. KK – Seriously? The guy was nearly sacked at Man Utd right at the start. Remember he also won a lot with Aberdeen both domestically and in Europe. ABERDEEN FFS!

    Now I do get what you’re saying about those later years at Man Utd but that was only because of the success built in the early 90’s where they’d won nothing for years UNTIL Fergie popped up. They didn’t have the cash to splash then. They deserved their wins. It’s because of that and the globalisation of the Premier League that Man U have been able to blow everyone away.


  16. Wenger’s achivement at Arsenal is far far superior than what Ferguson has done at Man Utd.

    Guardiola achieved just as much with Barcelona in europe over 3 years, as Ferguson did in 25 years!

    Is anybody going to say Guardiola is just as good as Ferguson?


  17. @TOONSY

    I agree about the incredible things he achieved with Aberdeen. That’s why he was hired by Man Utd. He beat the odds & took the club above & beyond.

    Did he do that with Man Utd? Nope.

    The first title win at Man Utd came after they made a lot of money from floating on the stock exchange. As soon as they were floated on the stock exchange, the balance in the league was tipped in their favour. They had money no one else really did.

    He did bring through a very good generation of players, but what else since then?

    When you’re the longest serving manager, at the richest football club in the league, competing against someone as tight as Wenger, winning the league isn’t as difficult as it would be trying to win the league this season.


  18. @bigdave

    No attention needed here mate. I could understand a lot of Man Utd fans thinking Ferguson was god like but it’s odd to hear it from fans of other clubs!

    Blackburn & Newcastle (almost!) showed that you can buy the league by throwing money at it.

    The fact that Ferguson did not manage to win more than 2 Champions League trophies shows that (in his latter years) he couldn’t compete against clubs on a level playing field.

    The 2 trophies he did win could just have easily been won by the opposition.


  19. He made Old Trafford a fortress, where most teams were beaten mentally before kick-off.
    Sure he’s had more than his fair share of luck, but he dragged that club up to those lofty heights from nothing special and he kept them there for years and years.
    He knew how to get the very best out of his players and got them to believe in themselves and his methods.
    He ruled by fear, but got respect all the same.
    To say he was NOT a great manager is just bonkers imho.
    He was the best of his generation at the time.
    To put it all down to luck and the failure of others is just plain ridiculous


  20. Even last season, he won the league.

    That’s not bad but it’s not dominating English or European football.

    Would he still have won it if RVP had gone to City?

    David Moyes is not a terrible manager. He has a much harder job of fixing Man Utd than most people think. It looks like Ferguson jumped ship at the right time.


  21. @BB – 402

    Mourinho has made Stamford Bridge a fortress. He does it at every club he’s been at.

    Ferguson didn’t drag the club anywhere. The league was bought most of the time.

    Champions League won on penalties & freak goals in stoppage time. None of their own players believed they would win.

    If he was a great manager, why did he not do better in europe where you have footballing giants that can match Man Utd’s money??


  22. The big difference with the team this year is that we seem to be fitter and sharper and with fewer injuries. Credit to the fitness coach then and credit to Pardew for bringing her in.


  23. Good words from Captain Colo:-
    “It is a special day because after 41 years we finally won here,” he said.

    “The fans have to be proud of the team because on top of the result we played well. We beat Manchester United and it wasn’t lucky; we deserved it.

    “The last time we played here we played really well but we didn’t get the result we wanted. But this year we played well and got the three points and our confidence is really high.

    “We were more determined to win.

    “Today we worked hard together and that is why the team won.”

    “Another clean sheet was very important – massive,” the captain told

    “We were playing against a big team and so to keep a clean sheet against a team like Manchester United means we are working hard for each other.

    “After the mistakes of last year I think we have learned a lot away from home. We now know when we can play and when we have to be a bit more direct.

    “If you stop to think, the goal came from a long ball from Tim to Moussa, and sometimes you need to play like that.

    “We want to keep the ball all the time but sometimes you have to change it and you also have to fight.”


  24. @KK

    I’ve longed for the day Fergy announced his retirement even tho Ive respected the time he had plying his teams in the Prem.

    I reckon If fergy was there now they could be in the top four. he had a magic touch others like Moyes etc can only dream about..


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