Michael Owen as been discussing the game at St James Park on Wednesday night.

Newcastle United hosting Manchester United at an ‘interesting’ time for the two clubs.

Michael Owen points out that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become only the second Man Utd manager to start  the job with four straight wins.

The fixtures have fallen kindly for a new manager as Man Utd were stuffed at Liverpool in Mourinho’s final match and instead Solskjaer has had Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth so far.

Michael Owen has confused the issue somewhat by predicting ‘United to win’ the match, not exactly going out on a limb with a draw being the only result he isn’t covering…

I am being facetious of course and we all know who he means, our former striker being disrespectful once again to a club and fans who paid him ridiculous money for four years and got next to nothing in return.

In recent times he’d stopped the disrespect and as well as not using ‘United’ for the Mancs when the two clubs met, Michael Owen has actually been referring to Newcastle as the more familiar ‘United’ when NUFC have played other clubs.

Interesting to see his stat about Rafa Benitez having won his last four home Premier League matches against Man Utd, a four game sequence covering the last decade.

A repeat of February’s 1-0 win would be massive for Rafa, the players and the fans, with a tough schedule of fixtures coming at a time when there are a lot of games with relegation threatened clubs playing each other.

Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:

“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become just the second manager in the history of Manchester United, after Sir Matt Busby in 1946, to win his first four games in charge of the club.

“If his rejuvenated and energetic United side win at St James Park on Wednesday.

“The Magpies have lost seven of their ten home PL games so far this season.

“But Rafa Benitez has won his last four home games against Manchester United in all competitions with PL teams – 2 x Liverpool, 1 x Chelsea and 1 x Newcastle.

“It promises to be an electric atmosphere at St James Park.

“But I expect the visitors to maintain their renaissance under Solksjaer and take all three points.

“Tip: United to win at 11/20.”

Newcastle United v Man Utd Match Betting:

Newcastle United win 19/4Draw 16/5Man Utd win 11/20

Rondon to score first goal 8/1NUFC win 1-0 17/1Newcastle to score in both halves 17/4

All Newcastle United v Man Utd betting HERE

  • Button Toon

    I’m certainly looking forward to the atmosphere and I believe we could catch these by suprise.

    • FatParosite

      Give your head a shake…

      • Button Toon

        The atmosphere will be great, I’m looking forward to it. There’s always an electric atmosphere against Manchester United. I think Rondon can cause their centre backs loads of problems, that along with a 52000 passionately cheering them on anything is possible. The game last February was one of the best games I’ve been too. Fingers crossed it can happen again

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    we’ve actually played Manure tough recently. 2-1 them, but it will be tense. oh. and eat a fart, Michael.

    • Mike D

      If he ate a fart every time you told him to, he’d have exploded by now. If only.

  • Westdentoon

    Great, a new year and a new Micheal Owen article!

  • Mike D

    Either United will win or it will be a draw.

  • Dillon Tovak

    He actually uses it correctly as he says “Ole takes his United side to SJP.”
    If he said “united play Newcastle at SJP” then you may have a case.

  • Ram Kishore

    Could win the match, make it a game changer for the season. I am expecting Kennedy to return to the squad