Newcastle v Man United
Premier League, Wednesday, January 2. KO 8pm. Live on Sky Sports
IT'S been a stroll for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Old Trafford hotseat but tonight he faces his first big test.
The caretaker boss has started with wins against Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bournemouth – and even Jose Mourinho might have managed that.
But his side wouldn't have scored 12 goals which is why Man United fans are smiling again.
Solskjaer loves to attack and while the wily Rafael Benitez will do all he can to stop the forward flow I'm on the Norwegian to make it four in a row.
United's price of 11-20 at 888sport reflects the growing confidence and I'm happy to back them with over 2.5 match goals at 11-8.
Three of the last four meetings have gone over 3.5 goals but Newcastle are the second lowest Premier League scorers with 15.
Man United have won 3-1, 4-1 and 5-1 under Solskjaer and interestingly five of Newcastle's last 10 at home have finished 1-2 or 2-1. A 2-1 United win pays 7-1 – a 2-1 home win is 15-1 with Newcastle as big as 3-1 to win the match.
Paul Pogba's been transformed with four goals in two games and is 8-5 at Paddy Power to score again. To net first the French World Cup winner is 19-5.
If Newcastle are to net it's likely to come from top scorer Salomon Rondon's who has three in five games. He is 3-1 at 888sport.
- Man Utd & Btts
- Pogba to score