Premier League Matchweek 5: Newcastle takes aim at troubled Manchester United - Preview, Predictions and Betting tips
|David De Gea of Manchester United slumps after conceding yet again in the 6-1 defeat to Spurs |
at Old Trafford (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
There was just a little respite for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Manchester United with the international break, while a few would turn attention to national team football, most still won’t forget the 6:1 home humiliation in the hands of Tottenham just before the break.
There’s so much cancer in Manchester, it has degenerated into something that needs intelligent clinical surgery.
But with favorite parts affected, skin deep hurts will be experienced while trying to cut it off.
Apportion blames all you want, you can’t absolve anyone, from the lackadaisical board, to the seemingly clueless manager.
And the players that appear to be without a heart, maybe to the fans as well for expecting too much from a side that couldn’t achieve a single target from their long transfer list.
Newcastle deserves a mention at this time, not really glittering but they can hurt Manchester United.
Callum Wilson is there to help Joelinton out with goal scoring, the middle is packed with fighters, there’s so much trickery in Miguel Almiron and Saint Allan-Maximin.
They aren’t far away on the table, in actual fact, they sit seven places and four points above Manchester United, quite interesting.
Edison Cavani is in town but won’t be available for this fixture, the COVID-19 rule means he has to wait out 14 days in quarantine but should be available for the cup game against his old side.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer may have to try something else going forward, there’s no Anthony Martial following his dismissal in the embarrassment against Spurs and the howlers of David De Gea are getting too much for comfort, is it time for Dean Henderson?
How will they line up?
Gone are the days of a timid and dirty looking 5-4-1 for Steve Bruce, he has the materials to play attacking football.
And Manchester United isn’t a side to pack the bus for, it’s okay to sit deep and plan for the break, with Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and De Gea in any team at the moment, anyone playing against them can believe.