Preview: Newcastle United v United

Danny Welbeck

Anything less than a win at St. James’ Park and it will be mathematically impossible for Manchester United to retain the Premier League crown this season. There is, then, still hope for those of the most optimistic bent. For the rest, gallows humour has long since taken over in the worst United campaign of the […]

Preview: United v Newcastle United

Javier Hernandez

It is more than 40 years since Newcastle United last won at Old Trafford, although it is hard to reconcile that fact with David Moyes’ attitude towards the Geordie’s visit on Saturday lunchtime. In a week when Manchester United dropped four vital points in the Premier League title race, David Moyes remained stoically non-committal on […]

Preview: United v Newcastle United

Manchester United v Newcastle United - Premier League, Old Trafford - 26 December 2012

One down, three to play in this year’s festive programme – and if Sir Alex Ferguson’s side is holding on to any lingering disappointment following Sunday’s draw at Swansea City then there is little time to wallow. Not with Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, the Geordies in dangerously poor form, […]

Preview: Newcastle United v United

Wayne Rooney

When Manchester United last visited St James’ Park in January, heavy defeat told only part of the story that week. Demba Ba’s volley and a fine free-kick from Johan Cabaye helped to inflict a 3-0 loss on Sir Alex Ferguson’s men – it came just four days after relegation bound Blackburn Rovers’ New Year’s Eve […]

Young guns push for place with history no longer on side

Ryan Tunnicliffe

It could hardly be rosier at Manchester United’s academy. Despite the extensive building work taking place at Carrington, academy players enjoy some of the finest facilities in England, a large coaching staff, education and medical programmes second to few, and a manager whom professes dedication to youth. Indeed, United – culturally, historically, and financially – […]

Preview: United v Newcastle United

Manchester United v Newcastle United, Capital One Cup, Old Trafford, 26 September 2012, 7.45pm

Sir Alex Ferguson will field an experimental side as Newcastle United visit Old Trafford for the third round of the newly renamed Capital One Cup on Wednesday night. In common League Cup policy over many years, Ferguson will use the tournament to blood youngsters and offer minutes to squad played under-used so far this season. […]

Ferguson seeks Toon response

Newcastle United v Manchester United, Premier League, St James Park, 4 January 2012

Sir Alex Ferguson will rally his troops once again tonight in a season of some ups and far too many downs. Manchester United, fresh from New Years Eve defeat to Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford, travel to Newcastle United seeking victory, and some redemption from Saturday’s “disaster”. Not for the first this season. With title […]

Anderson crocked but Rooney returns for Geordie clash

Anderson v Newcastle United

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out strengthening Manchester United’s midfield this winter, despite a growing list of long-term injuries. Brazilian midfielder Anderson will not return until February after suffering a recurring knee injury, while Tom Cleverley is out until Christmas. The injuries leave Ferguson with just two senior central midfielders – Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick […]