With two wins from first two league games, Manchester United have started the new season on a bright note.
Newcastle famously found themselves 12 points clear of the Red Devils in the title race only to see the league trophy snatched from their grasp in one of the most shocking turnarounds in football history.
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“I’ve seen him play many times in Holland when I was there and he’s a very good player“, he said, according to Newcastle United’s official website.
Meanwhile, Newcastle dropped a 0-2 decision against Swansea City FC last week, as per Chronicle Live.
Despite leaving out regular first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea in the first few weeks of the campaign while he continues to be linked with Real Madrid, Sergio Romero has kept clean sheets in both of his league appearances, leaving the team as one of three sides yet to concede in the top flight.
Everton retain an interest in the 27-year-old, who did not play in United’s pre-season games against Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. The official message from Manchester United is that it was they who determined to again out of a deal, however the state of affairs is way from preferrred and leaves them scrambling for options within the remaining days of the switch window.
Rooney is just one goal short of equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s record for England and will be leading the line for Manchester United against McClaren’s Newcastle United on Saturday.
Memphis Depay was the catalyst for their midweek win over Club Brugge, but he could not get going here – his below-par display summed up by a wild shot blazed well over the bar on the hour.
Janmaat is suspended for the away side after his dismissal in South Wales, but Sissoko should be fit following a groin problem.
Newcastle will be looking to stop Manchester United’s two-match Premier League winning streak on Saturday.
But new Newcastle Manager Steve McLaren should get a boost from his club’s £13 million ($20.4 million) pickup of 22-year-old ex-Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, who joined the club this week after completing the move across the English Channel.
To add insult to injury, the visitors will travel to Old Trafford without five players and the backline is the area most affected by these absentees. “It is another home game and we have to assert ourselves early on”.
Manchester United are unbeaten in all competitions this year, but still with plenty of questions over their squad, primarily why Wayne Rooney can’t find the back of the net.
Newcastle have only won one Premier League match in their last thirteen (including last season).
The prediction is a strong 3-0 statement by the Red Devils over the Magpies.