Previewing United’s Games In November

I thought it would be good at the start of each month to give my predictions on the games that Manchester United will have. Here’s how I can see our games in November panning out.

Before that though, here’s a quick look at how I got on last month with my predictions, as you’re see there I got three scores 100% prediction there, not that it’s worth anything in reality!

So who do United play this month, let’s have a look:

2nd November – Champions League: Otelul Galati @ Old Trafford

United’s first game of the month is a Champions League group game at home to Romanian champions Otelul Galati. It will be the club’s fourth game in the group stage and is a must-win game for obvious reasons.

It is vital that United win the group in order to get a better seeding for the second round and after picking up draws in their opening fixtures, despite winning in Romania last time out, they need to win to keep things on track. I can’t see anything but a routine 3-0 home win.

5th November – Premier League: Sunderland @ Old Trafford

There will be a sense of familiarity in the air next Saturday when Sunderland visit Old Trafford. The Black Cats have 6 ex-United players in their ranks including their boss Steve Bruce who of course was a former captain of the club.

Sunderland have had an eventful start this season but after picking up four points in their last two games appear to be moving in the right direction. United will in no way be sentimental in this fixture and I can see Danny Welbeck scoring in a 3-1 home win.

19th November – Premier League: Swansea City @ Liberty Stadium

After the International break, United will make their first trip to Wales to play a league fixture in 29 years when they face newly promoted Swansea City in what no doubt will be billed as a ‘David v Giant’ clash, that everyone connected with last season’s play-off winners will be looking forward to.

Swansea might not have lost a game yet at home as their quick passing game has seen them win many admirers across the league. Defensivly though there still remain question marks and it will be hard for Brendan Rogers’s side to contain United who should win at least 2-0.

22nd November – Champions League: Benifca @ Old Trafford

On paper this will be the fixture that should decide who will win Group C. Benfica have started the season well and currently sit second in the Portuguese league only on goal difference behind the league’s reigning champions FC Porto.

Jorge Jesus’s side impressed at the Estadio da Luz with their young side winning many plaudits after the game in United’s opening fixture in the competition. This will be an entertaining game and I am tipping United to win 3-1 with Oscar Cardozo scoring for Benfica.

26th November – Premier League: Newcastle United @ Old Trafford

Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United arguably have been the most surprising team of the season so far. They’re good in all areas and are playing so well that European football is being spoken about for next season, which would be great for the city of Newcastle.

This probably will be United’s hardest game of the month and Sir Alex Ferguson may have to tell the team to be patient. Despite having all the ingredients to be a great game, I think it will be scrappy and United will nick it 1-0 thanks to a goal in the second-half.

TBA – Carling Cup: Crystal Palace @ Old Trafford

After defeating Aldershot in the previous round, United’s squad and young players were rewarded with a favourable tie at home to Championship side Crystal Palace in a game that they will be expected to win in a comfortable and proffesional manner.

With a place in the semi-finals on the line for the winners of this tie, it’s another chance for the likes of Michael Owen, Ezekiel Fryers and Paul Pogba to impress again. United will comfortably win this tie 3-1 with Owen on the score-sheet.

Adam Dennehey @ADennehey87

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