Newcastle’s final win over Nottingham Forest on Friday night time soccer has drawn Manchester United right into a “actual struggle” for a top-four spot, says Sky Sports activities pundit Jamie Carragher.
Alexander Isak scored twice – together with a stoppage time penalty – at Forest as Newcastle gained for the primary time this season coming from behind to say back-to-back wins as they moved inside three factors from third-placed Man Utd, who they are going to subsequent play within the Premier League at St James’ Park after the worldwide break.
“This consequence places Manchester United again within the pack on the subject of the highest 4 positions,” Carragher advised Sky Sports activities.
“I feel for a very long time we thought United had been assured to be within the prime 4 – Gary Neville went as far as to say they might end second.
“However now it seems to be like they’re in an actual struggle now to be within the prime 4, particularly with Newcastle taking up Manchester United subsequent.”
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe will take a few of his squad to Dubai in the course of the worldwide break as he turns his consideration to their enormous sport in opposition to Man Utd on April 2, stay on Sky sports activities.
“I do not know if this break will probably be a nasty factor for them as a result of they’re in such good condition,” added Carragher.
“This sport in opposition to Man Utd seems to be enormous, I feel if they may win this, I imply psychologically deliver Man Utd again into competition for the highest 4 – and never only for them however for different contenders.”
Nev: Liverpool, Spurs have extra expertise
Manchester United are out of Premier League motion forward of the worldwide break attributable to their FA Cup quarter-final in opposition to Fulham at Outdated Trafford on Sunday.
With the Carabao Cup winners nonetheless battling on three fronts and supervisor Erik ten Hag going through plenty of choice complications via damage and suspension, Man Utd face a a lot larger schedule troublesome than Newcastle.
Man Utd’s subsequent six fixtures
- Man Utd vs Fulham – FA Cup – Sunday
- Newcastle vs Man Utd – Premier League – April 2, stay on Sky Sports activities
- Man Utd vs Brentford – Premier League – April 5
- Man Utd vs Everton – Premier League – April 8
- Man Utd vs Sevilla – Europa League – April 13
- Nottingham Forest vs Man Utd – Premier League – April 16, stay on Sky Sports activities
However sky sports activities Specialist Gary Neville thinks the Magpies will not have sufficient to problem with Liverpool, Tottenham and Man Utd for the remaining prime two locations to win.
“Newcastle have a flawless run till the top of the season,” mentioned Neville. “United have progressed within the FA Cup and the Europa League is making it tougher for them with the truth that they’ve suspended Casemiro for the following 4 video games which is an enormous distinction.
“Newcastle with these final two wins are ready the place they are going to actually get into it.
“However I nonetheless assume Liverpool, Tottenham and United have a bit extra expertise.
“Now could be the time to be match. Eddie Howe isn’t going to get carried away however he will probably be rather more assured after this week.”
Carra: Hassle at Liverpool, Spurs assist Newcastle
Carragher disagrees with Neville and believes Newcastle are higher positioned than Tottenham and Liverpool to make the highest 4.
“What I might say about Tottenham and Liverpool – the 2 groups Gary might be hoping to complete above Newcastle – it appears like there is a little bit of turmoil at each golf equipment,” Carragher mentioned.
“You watch Tottenham with the supervisor and Liverpool proper now produce performances which you could’t fairly imagine. I do not assume you get that with Newcastle. After I watch them they usually do not win, it is remains to be an excellent efficiency – they went to Man Metropolis and the probabilities they missed.
“I very not often watch Newcastle and I do not really feel impressed.”
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