Considering we need all the help we can get right now after yet another dismal display over the weekend, this could be yet another blow for Steve Bruce in his bid to turn things around at Newcastle United.
That said, Man Utd’s recent record on the road suggests we’ll never have a better chance of beating the Red Devils on our own patch.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side have not won any of their last 9 away games, losing 6, drawing 3 and failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those encounters.
With these stats in mind, it really would be another damning sign if this woeful Man Utd side came to St James’ Park and turned us over.
Man Utd play Arsenal at Old Trafford tonight and another defeat for Solskjær’s side will leave them well and truly on the ropes ahead of Sunday’s game – even if key duo Pogba and Rashford are back fit.
With Man Utd, Chelsea and a resurgent Wolves to come in our next three, Sunday’s game may just be Bruce’s biggest chance to take all three points over the next month.