Paul Merson has revealed his prediction for Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle United and issued a warning to Erik ten Hag as the Red Devils battle for a top-four spot in the Premier League.
Man United travel to St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon for a repeat of last month’s EFL Cup final, which Ten Hag’s side won 2-0.
‘What a game! This game could really open it up,’ Merson told Sportskeeda.
‘If Newcastle win this game, Man United will need to work hard to get into the top four. They could end up in fifth place in the Premier League table by the end of the weekend.
‘Manchester United aren’t playing well at the moment and they’re very reliant on Marcus Rashford and his goals. Someone else has got to chip in now. They’ve had some results but they aren’t ripping it up.
‘Newcastle are playing at home and a draw isn’t good enough for them. I’m going to go with Newcastle to win this game, 2-1.’
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