Analysing recent results and performances he had this to say;
“I feel sorry for our fans, we’ve really put them through the rack over this last period.
They’ve watched some football that hasn’t been our best but the last five games, two wins in the the last four Premier League games, they are starting to look the right sort of stats now.
Now what we need to do is to back that up and get a win against one of the big clubs and that would really cement us into mid-table”.
As always with stats you can look at them in a number of ways and before yesterday’s match I heard one pundit saying that Newcastle United had only won one of their last eight Premier League matches and one of their last eleven in all competitions.
Of course the most important statistic is whether you have won your last match, unless you want to talk about the most important as your next one – so onto Old Trafford!
One interesting statistic that was a backbone of last season was that in the home matches against the teams that finished from seventh downwards, United didn’t lose a single one – the boys in black and white claiming ten wins and four draws.
Those are the kind of stats that make for a successful season.