The stats are not so good as far as the Red devils are concerned.
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last three league matches against Sir Alex’s men, but they haven’t gone four without a defeat since 1989.
The Magpies are also won nine and lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games at the Sports Direct Arena, and are clearly going to be hard to beat on their own patch.
The main concern as far as United are concerned is that they have conceded nine goals so far, and keeping it tight at the back will be vital given that Newcastle have two potent strikers in the shape of Demba Ba an Papiss Cisse.
However they have not found it hard to score goals, and have three players with excellent records of finding the back of the net against Newcastle.
Wayne Rooney has scored 10 Premier League goals against them – his joint-best haul against any opponent in the competition – and looks good value at 6.5 to net the opener with Paddy Power. He can also be backed at 2.63 with Boylesports to score anytime and that looks well worth a wager
Paul Scholes has scored more goals against Newcastle than versus any other Premier League opponent (9), and is a 17 shot in the first goalscorer market with Paddy Power.
Robin van Persie, who has scored five goals in his last five Premier League starts against Newcastle, is the favourite at a top priced 5 with Paddy Power to bag the opener.
Given the attacking talent at their disposal, I think United are capable of edging this if the back-line can remain strong and I fancy them to run out 2-1 winners at odds of 8.5 with bet365.
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