Newcastle will head to Old Trafford on Boxing Day level on points with Manchester United.
The Magpies joined the Red Devils on 25 points after beating Crystal Palace, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were unable to regain their three point advantage on Sunday.
His side shockingly lost to Watford at Vicarage Road, with the Premier League’s bottom side picking up just their second win of the season.
The result is a shocker for Solskjaer, who is under pressure once again having proved some doubters wrong with wins over Tottenham and Manchester City. He’s struggled against the weaker teams in the division though, which should give us a lot of hope ahead of the game.
Last time Newcastle and Manchester United met, it was Steve Bruce’s side who secured all three points courtesy of a dream debut from Matty Longstaff.
And with the two sides set to face off again on Boxing Day, some Red Devils fans aren’t confident about getting a result.
Manchester United fans worried about facing Newcastle
Newcastle to do the double over us on Boxing Day
— BIG Cp MUFC 🔴⚪️⚫️🔰 (@CraigPirotta) December 22, 2019
Missed most of today game. Shite again 😩😩 expect Newcastle to give us a game as well. Probs lose again. Wouldn’t surprise me #MUFC
— Dean Whittaker 👨👩👧👨🏻💻🔴🎮🦈 (@DeaNHtiD99) December 22, 2019
Newcastle next. Boxing day. Lovely 🙈🙈🙈
— jamie mufc gretton (@gretton123) December 22, 2019
United face Newcastle next on Boxing Day 🤦♂️ oh boy.. Steve Bruce making sure Ole’s head on the chopping board #MUFC
— A.A.A (@A96Awsome) December 22, 2019
Thing is, it’s not going to get any easier any time soon. Newcastle and Burnley up next and this was arguably supposed to the the easier game. United have to improve everything about their approach to these games or they’ll lose them, just like today.
— Red Voices (@RedVoicesMUFC) December 22, 2019
We’re gonna lose against Newcastle…
— Jake (@MUFC_JAKE_DARTS) December 22, 2019
Lucky to get 2 points next 2 games vs Newcastle and Burnley if I’m brutally honest. #MUFC
— Ryan (@ryanlegg7) December 22, 2019