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Goals: Shaw 2′ (OG) – Maguire 23′, Fernandes 86′, Wan-Bissaka 90′, Rashford 90’+6.
Manchester United vs Newcastle: Nesolskjaer Leads The Red Devils Deeper Into Crisis
Having a big deafeat by Spurs in their last and showing no signs of reviving, the Red Devils continue to have a tough challenge on the Spurs pitch. Here are the Newcastle vs Man Utd matchweek 5 Premier League previews. Live Boardcast on Premier sports 1.
The Newcaslte vs MU clash will be one of the most notable matches of the Premier League fifth round. The standing of the two teams at the present time has changed as Newcaslte is the top-placed team with seventh place. On the contrary, the MU big man is in a modest 16th place.
Manchester United in Crisis
Over the past few days, the Old Trafford hosts have become a hot topic for the media, when a series of articles analyzing the red devil’s internal situation were published in the foggy country. Ed Woodward or Ole Solskjaer constantly become the focus of criticism, even if MU still has no match. If we can liken it to Liverpool (which also took a big defeat in the previous round), then MU is in a worse situation . Because if the Red Brigade had the space to recover their mind during the national gathering, then at this time Man United still… “beaten” further. The effect of the summer market continues to show the Red Devils’ weak transfer policy, while the morale of the whole team deteriorates as the situation of Harry Maguire – captain, leader of MU continues to be a sinner in England. More than that, the British press actively contradicted the articles Bruno Fernandes lost faith in solskjaer (later corrected, but the negative impact still be there).
Also, the rookies they recruited last summer are not ready for a variety of reasons. Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri have just joined the team and have not had any training sessions, while the most expected name is Edinson Cavani who is still busy in quarantine. The last one, young star Amad Traore hasn’t even arrived yet.If we can ‘see’ some positives with Man United during this time, it is Donny Van de Beek’s form. But in fact, the player’s goal was not very influential in the national team, because he is still only a replaceable name. Everything could only be improved if Solskjaer decided to put his faith in and let the Dutch star start.
However, Man United’s problem is in defence and it is getting worse. Victor Lindelof’s form couldn’t have been better. But Harry Maguire is truly pathetic. After making a serious mistake in the defeat to Tottenham, Maguire was recruited and went on to experience catastrophic moments. Maguire was a big contributor in England’s 0-1 loss to Denmark on 15 October. A lot of experts say that Maguire is under a lot of psychological pressure. If he continues to play, he will most likely make mistakes again. It is likely that Solskjaer has no choice but to continue to believe in Maguire and hope he does not collapse. Everyone knows how fragile that belief is, but if even Solskjaer’s own future can’t be grasped, how to get a student through a personal crisis.
The Newcastle Chances
Not as bad as the Red Devils, Newcastle are showing a decent performance from the start of the season at their level. After four games, he has seven points with two wins, one draw and one defeat. They beat Burnley and West Ham, lost to Brighton and drew with Spurs. Remarkably, Newcastle’s draw against Tottenham came in accordance with the scenario in which MU had beaten Brighton – with the decisive goal scored on penalties in injury time. However, it’s too early to think of a win for Newcastle today. Because this has always been the Red Devils’ favorite opponent. And yet, clubs under manager Steve Bruce have only once beaten MU in their last 24 encounters, showing that MU is truly the former player’s obsession.
The team’s sublimation was due to the excellent performance of rookie Callum Wilson. If he continues to shoot against MU, the former Bournemouth striker will have scored five goals in his opening five games. In the history of the St James Park home team, only Loic Remy has done this. In addition to Wilson, Saint-Maximin or Jonjo Shelvey are also the “blast points” that the Red Devils need to pay attention to.
The Magpies under coach Steve Bruce in the early stages of this season was a strong and mutant team. Losing only one game, winning seven points from four games is a good result for a mid-range team like Newcastle.
Besides, the away team is also making great determination to overcome the crisis, as this is the softest match before the horrifying fixture schedule waiting for Solskjaer in front. Shortly after The War, MU will face PSG, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton – with Champions League matches alternating. In the moment of survival amidst the hope, the Red Devils often proved the bravery of the big man and many times the lucky god ‘blessed’. As a result, the Newcastle vs Man Utd side looked inclined to a hard-fought win for the away side, although that was of course not enough for them to dispel the crisis.
- Newcastle: Darlow; Manquillo, Hayden, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Hendrick, Joelinton ; Wilson
- MU: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Pogba, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ighalo