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Some interesting (#Terrifying) facts ahead of Manchester United v Newcastle United

2 days ago

It is Manchester United v Newcastle United this afternoon and here are a few relevant stats as we ‘look forward’ to the match.

Interesting facts ahead of the match, which maybe, or maybe not, give some indication of what we are likely to see happen at Old Trafford.

For those of a nervous disposition, look away now…

Unless Newcastle United keep a clean sheet, they will become the club that Manchester United have scored the most Premier League goals against. Currently they (NUFC) are tied with Everton, having each conceded 108 goals, though the blues have played six more PL games than the black and whites have against Man Utd.

Now in his 24th year of management, Steve Bruce has never won a single game at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Newcastle United have won once at Old Trafford in 49 years since Saturday 21 October 1972 when Tudor and Hibbitt got the goals in a 2-1 victory, Charlton scoring for Man Utd.

In 24 glorious years of management, Steve Bruce has only managed one draw at Old Trafford, with the Mackems back in October 2009, 12 years ago.

Newcastle United have scored first in six of the eight most recent PL matches against Man Utd but won just two of them, February 2018 and October 2019.

Steve Bruce has not won three Premier League games in a row since January 2009, when he was at Wigan, starting a run of one would be pretty handy today…

Good news – Newcastle have scored in all of their last four visits.

Bad news – Man Utd have scored fourteen goals in those four matches and won them all.

Manchester United v Newcastle United in the league – The record over the last 36 games at Old Trafford for NUFC is Won 1 Drawn 9 Lost 26.

Manchester United have scored in 14 successive Premier League home games, 40 goals in total in the 14 matches.

Cristiano Ronaldo will break the record for the longest gap between Premier League appearances. If he features against Newcastle it will be 12 years and 118 days since his last game in the English top flight versus Arsenal in May 2009.

Ronaldo has scored 392 goals in 390 league appearances since leaving Old Trafford.

This Manchester United v Newcastle United match will be the 1,000th Premier League game for NUFC.

Seven clubs have already passed that milestone: Liverpool, Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Tottenham and…Aston Villa. West Ham will be the next club to reach 1,000 at the start of next (2022/23) season, so long as they are not relegated, they are on 961 at the minute (Man City 927). Sunderland are a few (hundred) back on 608.

In these 24 years of management, Steve Bruce has only ever beaten Man Utd once, when Matty Longstaff scored the only goal in October 2019.

Enjoy the game!


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