With rare exceptions, fair to say Manchester United fans aren’t expecting a difficult afternoon.
Jose Mourinho still to win a Premier League match at St James Park but his new fans thinking it will be an easy three points, as opposed to his six visits with Chelsea (three defeats, three draws).
One comment in particular made me smile and sums up the Manchester United fans arrogance…’It’ll probably be a drab and frustrating 1-0 or 2-0 win.’
Oh how Newcastle fans could do with enjoying the odd ‘drab and frustrating 1-0 or 2-0 win’!!!
Nobody needs to remind Newcastle supporters that none of their current players would get in the Man U team, or possibly even on their bench.
However, it would be marvellous if Rafa Benitez can mastermind a result very much against the odds and then read what Manchester United fans would then have to say…
Manchester United fans commenting via their top Red Cafe message board:
‘I can’t think of a single thing Newcastle have done this season.’
‘It’s Newcastle’s cup final, they’ll probably play like rabid dogs and make us work for every touch, tough game in the end and a scrappy 1-2 win.’
‘Just seen that they have the worst home record in the league with 3 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in 13 games (13 points). Scored 11, conceded 15.
Really should be winning this, but it’ll probably be a drab and frustrating 1-0 or 2-0 win.’
‘Let us just hope that Voldemort doesn’t butcher one of our players.
Guaranteed that he will have it in for Sanchez.’
‘St James is never an easy place to go for us.
These lot will game raise.’
I could have sworn that I have seen us go there and rack up the goals in previous seasons??!’
‘Never might be an exaggeration but the last comfortable victory there was under Moyes.’
‘That 3-3 there under LvG was a nightmare. Newcastle fancy themselves as our rivals of sorts, going to be a tricky game.’
‘Would like to see someone score a hat-trick. No-one’s done it for us in the league since RVP in 2013.’
‘Step forward Alexis Sanchez…’
‘Wait, Newcastle are in the Premier League?’
‘Ideally I’d like us to stick 3 in midfield against these lot, you can just tell they’ll try flooding the midfield, maybe go for Pogba, Matic and McTominay.’
‘Yedlin gave us a tough game last time, I don’t think we should be playing Sanchez on the left in this game, he won’t want to chase him back and forward.’
‘It should be very comfortable on paper. Newcastle aren’t the same force they were under Pardew.
I’m going for 0-3 win for United.’
‘Can either be a very tricky game there or an easy one, seems to be no in between.’
‘Jose’s never won at Newcastle in the league – nervous.’
‘They’re there for the taking, not really that strong a team.’
‘Apparently, Newcastle are very weak defending from the wings, so, contrary to what we’ve done against Huddersfield, it would be useful playing someone there that actually doesn’t drift centrally all the time, like Martial.’
‘No excuses not beating this s… bunch.’
‘We should bounce the Mags, Palace were all over them a like a rash.
I want us to go 4-3-3 and get used to attacking at speed.
First and foremost it gives us better solidity (and an actual midfield) but there’s no reason we can’t attack quickly with the pace we have up front and Pogba pulling the strings.’
‘We don’t need a midfield 3 against Newcastle, usual 4231 will do the trick.’