Garth Crooks believes that Hull are more than capable of beating Manchester United on the final day of the season, with Newcastle then being incapable of saving themselves.

The player turned pundit thinks that the Newcastle players have clearly shown they can’t handle playing at St. James’ Park in a ‘pressure cooker atmosphere’.

Bizarrely, many people talk of Newcastle playing at home on the final day as some kind of positive, totally ignoring the fact that United have won only one home match in five months since the December victory over Everton.

Speaking on BBC’s Final Score, Garth Crooks:

“I don’t think Newcastle will survive, St James’ Park will be a cauldron next week and they face a manager who can’t wait to send them down. Crooks said on BBC Sport’s Final Score show.

“Somehow my instincts say that Hull against Manchester United is better than Newcastle against West Ham.

“This group of Newcastle players have not coped very well in that pressure cooker atmosphere at St James’ Park.”

Yesterday’s disastrous late Manchester United own goal means it is almost certain Louis Van Gaal’s team will have nothing to play for next Sunday, pretty much ensuring he will give some fringe players a game who would otherwise not have played.

Steve Bruce has never beaten Manchester United in 17 years as a manager…