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Incredible Manchester United away record after European ties hands Newcastle United golden chance

1 year ago
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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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