Newcastle vs Manchester United Preview and Predcitions for the match on 02nd January 2019.
Newcastle vs Manchester United Predictions
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Newcastle vs Manchester United Preview
It is that time of the season when the games are coming thick and fast so there is a lot to talk about in the world of football, something that has gotten everybody talking is the revival of Manchester United. Manchester United were out of the Premier League title race before December, their football was painful to watch and equally painful to produce for the players, nobody in the United camp was happy with the situation.
Then like a fairytale came December 18th when Manchester United sacked their manager, Jose Mourinho after two-and-a-half years in charge and appointed an interim manager.
Jose Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is popular among the fans. The baby faced assassin as United fans refer to their new interim manager as, has assassinated the doom and gloom surrounding Old Trafford immediately. His managerial career for Manchester United is a compliment of his playing career as a red devil, where he came on as a substitute and made immediate impact.
Under Ole Gunner Solksjaer, Manchester United have scored 12 goals in 3 games which accounts for 25% of their total goals in the premier league for this season.
They are finally winning matches in a way that increases the confidence around Old Trafford.
Solksjaer has effectively reduced the gap to just 3 points between United and the fifth place, with the target clearly being a top 4 finish come the end of the season.
Solksjaer has had favorable run of fixtures to start with but as they say you can only beat what’s in front of you. Up next, the rejuvenated United face the Magpies who sit at 15th place just 3 points above the relegation zone.
United’s resurgence has come at a bad time for Newcastle who have lost 2 and drawn 2 out of their last 5 premier league matches.
United on the other hand are flying high at the moment, they have won their last 3 matches and have done it with the traditional Manchester United swagger, scoring 12 goals in the process.
Paul Pogba is the main man for United who looks like the world class player that Manchester United broke the bank for, having scored 4 goals and 4 assists in the last 3 matches.
For Newcastle, it would be wise of them to see the cracks that United have shown in their last 3 games, which are defensively conceding a goal directly through a set play or just right after a set piece.
It must be said at this point that Rafael Benítez is an experienced manager and he would know that if Newcastle are to have a chance against this United then they need to be rock solid at the back and hope to hit United on the counter or score set pieces.
The game will kick off at 20:00 BST, the referee for the game is Andre Marriner. It is shaping up to be qute a game with both sides needing the 3 points. United will hope that they can extend their winning run.
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