Manchester United will be looking to avoid two consecutive defeats in the Premier league, which will be a major disaster in the hope of winning the 20th league title this season. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men will be coming into the match on the back of the 3-2 defeat suffered against Tottenham last weekend.

The similarities between Manchester United’s visit to St James’s Park last time around has not been forgotten. Manchester United came into this fixture last season on the back of the 3-2 defeat suffered against Blackburn at Old Trafford. They were beaten by Newcastle 3-0, but went on to win the next 11 matches.

However, Sir Alex Ferguson has said that it is extremely crucial that Manchester United do not allow their concentration to slip in this match. He has also accused the players of not starting the matches properly in the last few weeks. This has allowed the opponents to get a head start in the match, which was then negotiated with the incredible attack of the team. Newcastle will be missing a number of key players for this match, but they will be hoping to take advantage of the weak midfield of Manchester United.

Even though Manchester United come on the back of a defeat, they are the favourites to win the match at 19/20. The home team Newcastle United, meanwhile, are 10/3 to win the match, while the bookmakers also do not rule out the possibility of a draw. As a result, they have placed a draw at 11/4. Newcastle have had only two victories in the Premier league so far and they will be looking to improve their league position starting with the match against the former champions. Manchester United will be hoping to close the gap on Chelsea, who won 4-1 during the weekend.