Incredible Manchester United away record after European ties hands Newcastle United golden chance
Manchester United are in European competition tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Holland to face AZ Alkmaar, before travelling back to the UK to face Newcastle United in a vital Premier League game on Sunday.
A quick look through the record books indicates this to be a golden chance for Steve Bruce and Newcastle United.
Not only are Manchester United currently making their worst ever start to a Premier League season and have growing injury/fitness problems.
They also have quite an incredible record when it comes to playing away in the Premier League after a midweek European match.
The 20 April 2017 saw Manchester United beat Anderlecht at home in the Europa League and then on 23 April won 2-0 away at Burnley in the Premier League.
That was two and a half years ago and since then these are the Premier League away games they have played immediately after a European tie:
West Ham 2 Manchester United 0 – 22 September 2019
Everton 4 Manchester United 0 – 21 April 2019
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0 – 10 March 2019
Liverpool 3 Manchester United 1 – 16 December 2018
Southampton 2 Manchester United 2 – 1 December 2018
Manchester City 3 Manchester United 1 – 11 November 2018
West Ham 2 Manchester United 0 – 22 September 2018
Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0 – 5 November 2017
Huddersfield 2 Manchester United 1 – 21 October 2017
Tottenham 2 Manchester United 1 – 14 May 2017
Arsenal 2 Manchester United 0 – 7 May 2017
An incredibly bad record, featuring 10 away defeats and one draw, conceding 25 goals and scoring only six.
Are Newcastle capable under Steve Bruce of adding to the Manchester United problems?
No excuses if they don’t do so.
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