Manchester United is going to start the new Premier League campaign on Monday (16 August 2010) when they take on newly-promoted Newcastle United at the Old Trafford in
. Manchester boys would be looking for a winning start, while the Magpies would not mind even with a point from the fixture. Ferguson
The match kicks off at 19:00 GMT and 20:00 BST. As per
USA time, the match starts at 15:00 ( New York time) and at 12:00 ( time). California
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Following three consecutive successes, Manchester United lost the league title to
last season. So, retaining the title would be their main focus and they would not like to lose points against Chelsea in that pursuit. Red Devils fans are hoping that striker Wayne Rooney would get his rhythm back sooner than later and starts scoring for United from the opening match. Newcastle
Wayne Rooney had a poor World Cup with
England in following a highly successful season that saw him finishing second in the top scorers’ list with 26 league goals last season. South Africa
There were many who were surprised to see Newcastle United back to the Premier League just a year after being relegated to the Championship. They lost a number of star players like Michael Owen who joined Manchester United last summer and were in a financial crisis.
put all these setbacks behind them and won the Championship title under the shrewd guidance of Chris Hughton. The manager has already revealed that avoiding relegation is not what his team is focusing on; rather his team wants to achieve something more. Newcastle
However, history favors the Red Devils. Since the start of the Premier League, Newcastle United has never won at Old Trafford. Moreover, Manchester United did not lose to
Newcastle in their last 15 league meetings with as they won 12 and drew 3 matches. The last time Untied lost to Newcastle was back in 2001 when the Magpies defeated the Red Devils 4-3 at the St James’ Park, and the last time Manchester United lost a home match to Newcastle United in the league came in 1972. Newcastle
Now, ahead of the match both sides have some injury worries. Manchester United would miss defender Rio Ferdinand who is yet to recover from a knee injury. Two midfielders, Owen Hargreaves and Anderson, are also unavailable for the match due to their knee injuries.
Newcastle United would also miss a number of players through injuries. Leon Best, Danny Simpson, Dan Gosling and Steven Taylor are all injured out, while former Manchester United player Alan Smith is doubtful with an ankle injury. However, striker Andy Carroll is expected to be available for the visit of Old Trafford.