Manchester United Should Forget Newcastle Revenge And Focus On Bayern Munich – Here’s Why

Manchester United take on Newcastle United for the Premier League clash between the two sides at St James’ Park today.

The last time these two sides met,earlier in the season, we saw the Tyneside club register a rare victory over the Red Devils, as Yohan Cabaye’s goal was sufficient for the Magpies to seal a comfortable victory.

David Moyes is keen on taking revenge over Newcastle for the defeat suffered earlier in the season.

“The only thing we are thinking about is the Newcastle game. The focus is all on Newcastle. We have to go up there and put on a good performance and get three points, trying to build a little bit of momentum towards the end of the season. We will go there and try to do that,” Moyes told the club’s official website.

However, focusing on Newcastle could see players getting worn out or possibly risking key star players to seal a win before a crucial clash against Bayern Munich during the midweek.

The former Everton manager should shift his focus on the midweek champions league game and forget the immediate fixture against Newcastle at Tyneside on Saturday. United travel to Allianz Arena as they take on the Bundesliga winners for the second leg of the quarter final clash of the European competition.

Earlier this week, United managed a 1-1 draw against Bayern and the result has seen the Red Devils stay alive and have a hope of qualifying for the Champions League. Before the crucial clash against the German giants, Moyes needs to rest his key players for the game against Newcastle.

In addition to this, the Scot should give Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling game time after Moyes confirmed the defenders are available for the team selection for Newcastle clash.

“We have got Jonny Evans and Chris Smalling back in training. That helps us. Jonny and Chris on the way back, which is important for us because we have missed them through what has arguably been one of the most difficult times of the season for us. We could have done with their youth and enthusiasm,” Moyes said.

With resting key players for the Bayern clash and allowing Evans and Smalling get game time during Newcastle, it will only give Moyes more options while selecting his side’s back four for the midweek Champions League clash.

Will Evans and Smalling start for United, or will Moyes field Nemanja Vidic and Phil Jones in the heart of the defence? That will be answered just an hour before the kickoff today.

Thus Moyes needs to forget Newcastle game and save his players for the key clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.