Man Utd being dragged into Champions League race by Newcastle and Casemiro ban may swing it to Toon, say Nev & Carra

MANCHESTER UNITED face an enormous battle for a prime 4 end after Newcastle’s late win at Nottingham Forest, says Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

Alexander Isak secured a brace and the three factors for the Magpies as his last-ditch penalty earned a 2-1 victory on the Metropolis Floor on Friday.

Casemiro is about to serve a four-match ban for Manchester United


Casemiro is about to serve a four-match ban for Manchester UnitedCredit score: Getty
Alexender Isak secured Newcastle a late win at Nottingham Forest on Friday


Alexender Isak secured Newcastle a late win at Nottingham Forest on FridayCredit score: Alamy

That consequence moved Newcastle to inside some extent of fourth-placed Tottenham and are solely three factors behind United in third, with the North East membership having a far higher objective distinction.

Eddie Howe’s workforce will welcome the Purple Devils to St James’ Park subsequent after the worldwide break in what guarantees to be an enormous scrap for a Champions League spot. 

And Carrager believes Erik ten Hag’s workforce are in a giant battle to safe a spot within the prime 4 as he advised Sky Sports activities: “That consequence pulls Manchester United into the pack, particularly with Newcastle taking part in Manchester United subsequent.

“Newcastle must get used to this. They’ll be concerned in European soccer, they will be anticipated to go additional in cups.

“The factor that basically impresses me is their operating system. Forest went man to man and so they could not actually deal with them. 

“I like watching them. The large factor for Newcastle and Tottenham is the truth that Tottenham do need to go to United. 

“The factor about Liverpool and Tottenham is it looks like there’s slightly little bit of unrest at each golf equipment. I do not suppose you get that at Newcastle. 

“Even after they do not win a recreation it is nonetheless a very good efficiency. I very hardly ever watch them and am not impressed. This break may very well be coming at a nasty time for them. 


“Simply because they’re doing properly does not imply they will be there subsequent 12 months. Chelsea and Tottenham will likely be so much stronger subsequent season.”

In the meantime, United legend Gary Neville additionally agreed – particularly with key midfielder Casemiro beginning a four-match ban after his purple card towards Southampton.

He mentioned: “United will likely be with out Casemiro within the subsequent 4 matches which is able to make a giant distinction and Newcastle are actually ready the place they’ll make a great push.

‘That is the time to hit type, however there’s nonetheless an extended option to go. Eddie Howe will not be getting carried away, however he’ll really feel extra assured after the previous few days. It is a actually powerful run in for Newcastle. 

“Chelsea, Tottenham Liverpool, different golf equipment have had disappointing seasons. What I like about Newcastle is it has been a measured transition in the way in which they selected their supervisor and introduced gamers in. 

“There’s some fairly strong characters in that dressing room. They have an excellent likelihood. 

“I am surprised as to the place they’re this season. I believed they’d be seventh or eighth. Properly accomplished to Eddie Howe, properly accomplished to the gamers, and it appears to be like like they’ve simply turned a nook.

“Isak is on a roll. He is actually vital to them. Callum Wilson goes to battle to get into the workforce.”

Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher believe United face a fight for the top four


Sky Sports activities pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher imagine United face a battle for the highest 4Credit score: PA

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