Sunday, 18 February, 2018

Benitez warns errors can't be made in opposition to Man United

Newcastle's Matt Ritchie wheels away after opening the scoring against Manchester United Newcastle's Matt Ritchie wheels away after opening the scoring against Manchester United Credit AFP
Cassandra Gardner | 12 February, 2018, 01:44

However, as he awaits Manchester United boss Mourinho's arrival at St James' Park on Sunday, Newcastle counterpart Benitez insists all the talk off the pitch is largely irrelevant. "We're trying to improve that, and the competition will be good for them".

"I'd be very happy if I could stay here longer".

"So, I think the natural effect is that he will have his [new] contract and he will be a Manchester United player for years".

"We are thinking "great", and then we have this play or situation and we make a mistake and after we make a great save or something".

During his time at the King Power stadium, Slimani played under three different managers in Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel and is already clearly impressed by his new boss Rafael Benitez.

However, Mourinho isn't underestimating Newcastle given his poor record at St James' Park ahead of Sunday's clash.

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Newcastle have won just twice in 28 Premier League meetings, most recently at home in 2012 (D7, L19).

Ritchie celebrates the decisive goal
Ritchie celebrates the decisive goal Credit PA

"Slimani will solve a big part of Newcastle's problems".

While Newcastle haven't actually won either of their two games since, settling for 1-1 draws against both Burnley and Crystal Palace, Kenedy's attacking flair and endeavor has not been lost on the fans or the manager.

However, their only league defeat in six games came at leaders Manchester City (W1, D4). In fact, ten teams in the bottom half are all so tightly packed that every point between now and the end of the season is unimaginably crucial for survival.

Manchester United have kept clean sheets in five of their last six Premier League games.

But Mourinho is making a focused effort to change tack at a time of refereeing scrutiny, such as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's anger towards officials after last weekend's frenetic 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

"We know where we are in the league, so all the players are focused, working hard and concentrating on this game".

Alexis Sanchez has eight goals in his last 10 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides.

Probability of away win: 57%.

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