At today’s press conference ahead of the Manchester City clash, Alan Pardew claimed that in United’s current position, Newcastle european qualification is realistic.

Obviously a win over Manchester City would be a massive three points and an equally big confidence booster for the manager and his team.

newcastle european qualificationSpeaking to NUFC TV, the Newcastle manager stated that with United being in the same position as two years ago, there’s no reason why his players can’t repeat that top five finish;

“We need to attack every game.

“We have the same points total as when we finished fifth, with the same amount of games, so we have got to take that belief into the second half of the season and tray and improve on it.

“If we can then we have a chance of Europe, a realistic goal for us in the position we are in at the moment.

Interested to see Alan Pardew says ‘we need to attack every game’ because i would argue that is exactly what he has failed to do against both Arsenal and West Brom in our last two league matches.

Would be great to see United have a real go at City and at least then be satisfied afterwards that we gave it our best shot.

Betting – NUFC Win 1-0 16/1 – Cabaye First Goal 19/1 – Any Goalie Man Of Match 16/1

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