Alan Pardew calls on NUFC players to make a personal statement

With a near-full-strength squad against a vulnerable Manchester United, Alan Pardew has demanded Newcastle United "set the tone" today

Man Utd snub holds no regret for Newcastle Falcons star Dom Barrow

The absurdity of getting into a contract dispute with a Premier League football club at the age of just 12 is not lost on Dom Barrow

Yohan Cabaye an admirer of champions Manchester United

YOHAN Cabaye has increased speculation about his Newcastle United future with an interview in which he described playing for Manchester United as “an interesting challenge”.

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

It was a fairly insignificant millisecond, yet symptomatic of the dreary last 12 months of Martin O’Neill’s time as Sunderland manager

Martin O'Neill parts company with Sunderland

SUNDERLAND AFC manager Martin O’Neill has been sacked following the club’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United today.

Manchester United have the luxury of squad depth

MANCHESTER United could field a virtual reserve team at Sunderland today, but Martin O’Neill is not expecting them to be a soft touch if they do.

Top six finish wasn't ever a realistic aim says Alan Shearer

ALAN Shearer is one of the icons of the Premier League era, and having turned down Manchester United to sign for his boyhood club is one of the men often held up as a paragon of footballing loyalty.

Adam Johnson 'was not fit' to face Manchester United

MARTIN O’Neill has admitted Adam Johnson was not fit when he played against Manchester United at Old Trafford last week.

James McClean is positive in defeat

JAMES McClean believes Sunderland can take encouragement from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Manchester United 3 Sunderland 1 - Stuart Rayner's match analysis

HOW many injuries does it take to cause a crisis? At Sunderland right now, three will do it.

Martin O'Neill: Don't take it so personally, Fergie

MARTIN O’Neill last night admitted he understood why Manchester United were still angry about Sunderland fans celebrating when they lost the league title in May at the Stadium of Light.

Abbott is keen to pick off Cherries

GREG Abbott says Carlisle United must concentrate on beating the ‘Manchester United of League One’ before daring to dream of a crack at a genuine Premier League giant.

Northern Alliance

SEATON Delaval’s David Low was in New York when superstorm Sandy hit; he returns to a Red Devils side that could face a storm at Hebburn Reyrolle.

Red Devils defender set to make Carlisle debut

GREG ABBOTT could hand on-loan Manchester United defender Sean McGinty his Carlisle debut at Brentford this afternoon.

Alan Pardew wants a probe into Robin van Persie elbow

ALAN Pardew last night blamed a contentious goalline decision for denying his Newcastle United side the opportunity to take points off Manchester United.

Manchester United repeat defeat would be extra special

ALAN Pardew is targeting a repeat of last season’s “special” defeat of Manchester United – and wants a fever-pitch St James’ Park to play its part.

Upbeat NUFC relishing Manchester United cup test

OUTSIDE it was blowing a storm, the rain hammering against the windows with thudding intensity.

Martin O'Neill makes loan move for Danny Rose

SUNDERLAND will look to end a successful transfer window by brokering a loan move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose – who will replace Fulham-bound Kieran Richardson after the former Manchester United man agreed terms with the West London club.

Titus Bramble gives his views on Robin van Persie's transfer to Manchester United

ONE of the summer's transfer sagas has been resolved: Robin van Persie will not line up against Sunderland today.

Sunderland 0 Manchester United 1 - Neil Cameron's match analysis

MARTIN O'Neill was able to look Sir Alex Ferguson straight in the eye last night and say his team played with complete integrity throughout yesterday's incredible match at the Stadium of Light.

Phil Bardsley still has job to do against Red Devils

YOU can take the boy out of Manchester, but you cannot take Manchester out of the boy.

Fraizer Campbell hoping to end season on a high

FRAIZER Campbell will not get his ideal final game of the season with a Sunderland win and a 20th Premier League title for his former club Manchester United.

Lee Cattermole: Pride will drive us on against Red Devils

SUNDERLAND captain Lee Cattermole revealed that pride will drive on his team to beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Matt Kilgallon assures that results will come

SUNDERLAND’S players have made a solemn promise to themselves not to be anything other than fully committed against Manchester United in this Sunday’s final fixture of the season.

Phil Bardsley would love a title showdown

SUNDERLAND full-back Phil Bardsley would love the opportunity to face his old club Manchester United on a title-deciding final day of this season.

John O'Shea proving to be father figure - Martin O'Neill

JOHN O’Shea has got to grips with life after Manchester United and become a real leader, according to Martin O’Neill.

Ravel Morrison move has to wait until the summer

NEWCASTLE United have mothballed their interest in Manchester United wonder kid Ravel Morrison – until the summer at least.

NUFC boss Pardew admits a change of plans

ALAN Pardew has admitted Newcastle United’s transfer plans may have changed after Manchester United claimed to have rejected a bid for Ravel Morrison.

NUFC close in on Man Utd's Ravel Morrison

NEWCASTLE United want to make Manchester United wonder kid Ravel Morrison their first January transfer window signing – but will have to nearly double their initial offer to get him.

Darlington face Barrow with squad of 14

ON Thursday, Roberto Mancini complained of having only 17 players for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Manchester United, writes STEVE BROWN.

Danny Simpson plays Devils’ advocate in chase for title

AFTER showing just how to beat Manchester United, Danny Simpson warned against writing off the champions successfully defending their Premier League title.

Newcastle United beat Manchester United

NEWCASTLE United secured a first win over Manchester United for 11 years at St James’ Park last night.

Yohan Cabaye looking to slay giants Manchester United

THE last five days have been a reminder of why the Premier League is so loved around the world – Manchester United humbled by Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland beating Manchester City, Chelsea shocked by Aston Villa.

Tim Krul: Newcastle United must forget Anfield defeat

TIM Krul has told his Newcastle United team-mates not to “beat themselves up” about Friday's defeat by Liverpool, and instead focus on the last time they welcomed Manchester United to St James's Park.

Defender Mike Williamson relishing NUFC's big tests

BRING ’em on is Mike Williamson’s verdict on Newcastle United’s forthcoming double-header against Liverpool and reigning Premier League champions Manchester United.

Yohan Cabaye: We must have the belief to succeed

YOHAN Cabaye has told Newcastle United they need to win Saturday’s game against Chelsea – and last week’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United should give them the belief to do so.

NUFC must attack Manchester United - Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United must “force the situation” at Old Trafford – as he signals an intention to attack Premier League champions Manchester United.

Danny Simpson relishing reunion with Manchester United

FORMER Red Devil Danny Simpson is looking forward to his long-awaited return to Old Trafford – and has warned his old side Newcastle United are not scared of anyone on their travels.

Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0

PERHAPS it was inevitable Steve Bruce would wake up yesterday with a colossal headache and no more points than he started the weekend with, but the unexpected causes of both will infuriate him, and the headache may take a long time to clear.

Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0

SIR Alex Ferguson celebrated 25 years in charge of Manchester United with victory over Sunderland thanks to a helping hand from one of his former players.


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