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The Paul Scholes relegation verdict on Newcastle and Hull

6 years ago

Paul Scholes says that his instinct is that Hull City are going to survive at the expense of Newcastle United.

The former Manchester United midfielder says that Steve Bruce still has a lot of friends at his old club but that Man Utd will still be desperate to finish their campaign with a win.

All eyes will be on their team sheer at 2pm on Sunday to see just how desperately they are trying to beat Hull, the Arsenal draw with Sunderland on Wednesday meaning Manchester United can’t realistically catch the Gunners for third place.

Three points and seven goals behind and Arsenal hosting West Brom in their final match.

Steve Bruce has never beaten Man Utd in seventeen years as a manager and it would be truly a horrific quirk of football history if he got his first one on Sunday to send Newcastle down.

Paul Scholes in The Independent:

“As a young footballer at United, Steve Bruce was one of the senior pros I really admired.

“His managerial career has been good, too. Not many last that long in the game. And now he finds himself with one match to save Hull City from relegation. Even if they beat Manchester United, they will go down if Newcastle win against West Ham.”

Sticking my neck out:

“I have this instinct that Hull are going to survive. So there you go, I’m sticking my neck out. Hull to beat (Manchester!) United and stay up; Newcastle to lose to West Ham and go down.

“There are lots of friends of Steve at Manchester United but the club will want to sign off the season with a win. He is going to have to do it the hard way.”


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