Red Devils Look To Regain Momentum

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Javier Hernandez will be vital with Wayne Rooney out suspended. Image courtesy of skysports.com
Things were looking up for David Moyes and Manchester United as the team went on a 12-match unbeaten run, but that came to a screeching halt midweek when Everton posted its first win at Old Trafford in two decades with Bryan Oviedo sealing a 1-0 victory for the visitors. Moyes’s former team didn’t do him any favours as they played with energy throughout and Roberto Martinez achieved at his first crack what the Scotsman spent 11 years trying to do.

The loss was United’s third match without a win and in seven home appearances the Red Devils have managed just eight goals. They’ll need to find the back of net somehow when Newcastle United visits on Saturday night (AEST). The loss of Wayne Rooney to suspension after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Toffees won’t help matters, especially with Robin van Persie likely to miss another week. Either Danny Welbeck or Javier Hernandez will lead the line and they have just three goals between them this campaign.

The Magpies have won three of their seven away games with victories over Spurs, Cardiff City and Aston Villa. They had won four on the bounce prior to a very disappointing 3-0 loss to Swansea City midweek. Everton and Tottenham have broken Old Trafford hoodoos in the past year, and now it could be the Geordies’ turn. Not since 1972 have the black and whites come away from the red side of Manchester with the three points.

Man U won both matches last season including a stunning 4-3 victory at home. Prior to that, though, Newcastle had gone three games unbeaten against the Red Devils.

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