Newcastle United 3 Manchester United 0

Our run of form continues but unlike the match against Blackburn there are no excuses along the lines of we tinkered with the line up or the keeper messed up. This time we well and truly beaten. Our lineup was balanced and the strongest for a while. Rooney was recalled after his hangover in training. Lindegaard replaced the dropped De Gea. Ferdinand was back in defence. All in all I was very optimistic before kick off. Thats when Newcastle United totally played us off the pitch. They were stronger, faster, more accurate in their passing, hungrier to win. All the things one would associate with United! Yet United had a Ji-Sung Park, whose decline is now plain and obvious to see. A Ryan Giggs that is well past it. A Wayne Rooney that appeared to want to be anywhere but at St James’s Park. Newcastle’s midfield pairing of Tiote and Cabaye, blew Giggs and Carrick totally away. Demba Ba, that free transfer that has scored 15 goals this season, got Newcastle’s first while Cabaye scored a peach of a free kick that left Lindegaard flapping at it! Phil Jones then added salt to the many wounds by knocking in an own goal. Is Fergie’s Empire on the verge of collapse? The times in the past when it seems to have, he has pulled something out of his hat. Be it the ‘you dnt win anything with kids’ team, the team he created around Rooney and Ronaldo or the team the got to two CL finals! This time around the malaise seems to go in deep. The Glazers milking the club and leaving it dry, SAF’s insistance that our midfield is up to scratch.United need to be careful that they do not end up in a fight for fourth as Spurs and a resurgent Arsenal fire above them! A well deserved win for Newcastle and a scoreline that really does not flatter them at all.

Manchester United Team

34 Anders Lindegaard

3   Patrice Evra

5   Rio Ferdinand

4   Phil Jones

13 Ji-Sung Park

11 Ryan Giggs

16 Micheal Carrick

17 Nani

10 Wayne Rooney

9   Dimitar Berbatov

SUSBTITUTES

Danny Welbeck for Dimitar Berbatov

Javier ‘Chicharito Hernandez’ for Ji-Sung Park

Anderson for Wayne Rooney

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