Manchester United have maximum points this season and will be hoping to make it three wins on the bounce this weekend when they welcome Newcastle United. Louis van Gaal’s men have also managed to keep two clean sheets with new goalkeeper Romero filling in for David De Gea as the transfer saga drags on. Argentine Romero may have Old Trafford legend Peter Schmeichel’s record in the back of his mind, the Danish shot stopper kept five clean sheets as he started his career in England. Newcastle have looked far from impressive, gaining just one point out of six. The Magpies opened their season with a 2-2 draw at home to Southampton, and then struggled away at the Liberty Stadium to Swansea losing 2-0. Our tipster Rhys Mills takes a look at the best bets for the early kick off.
Barcelona winger Pedro is no longer heading to Old Trafford. It was reported the Spanish World Cup Winner had agreed terms with United but in a shocking turn of events he is now on his way to Premier League rivals Chelsea in a deal worth £22m.
Louis van Gaal has stated he felt his squad had enough talent to challenge for the title thanks to the impressive Memphis Depay, who has started his United career extremely well and has settled into the team quickly. The Dutch playmaker scored a brace midweek against European opposition Club Brugge.
Adnan Januzai has also given LVG something to think about after his match winning performance against Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa.
United are also going to miss out on fellow Spaniard Sergio Ramos after he signed a five year contract extension for Real Madrid. But United fans fear not as Chris Smalling looks to be stepping up this season after impressive performances. The English centre back has looked assured so far this season in the back four with partner Daley Blind.
Newcastle will be without Daryl Jaanmat for the trip. The Dutch defender saw red last weekend after picking up two yellow cards for fouls on Swansea winger Jefferson Montero. Though they do welcome new signing Florian Thauvin. The 22-year-old joins from Marseille on a five-year deal worth around £12m that sees flop Remy Cabella move the other way on a season long loan.
With United new boy Memphis Depay in his current form it would be hard not to back the Dutch playmaker in this upcoming fixture. Depay to score first is 9/2 at Paddy Power and after his midweek brace against Club Brugge it is this weeks first betting tip.
Depay to score first and United to win 2-0 is 20/1 at Paddy Power and is my favorite bet for this weekends match.
Manchester United look set to gain their third straight win and make it nine points from nine. United to win 2-0 is 11/2 on Paddy Power, which is the score line I am predicting for this match. United have too much firepower and Newcastle have so far this season not showed anything that could possibly trouble the 20-time champions.
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