Tue 14 May 2024, 20:00 · Ash Harrison

'Miles too much': Paul Merson makes a confusing prediction ahead of Newcastle's trip to play Manchester United

'Miles too much': Paul Merson makes a confusing prediction ahead of Newcastle's trip to play Manchester United
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Manchester United host Newcastle United in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Wednesday night - Kick-off is 8pm live on Sky Sports.

Newcastle need just one point from the game to guarantee finishing above Manchester United, but will be gunning for three points to keep Chelsea at bay in the race for Europe.

Manchester United's form has crumbled more than Old Trafford's roof but you can never fully count them out so Newcastle will need to be on top form.

Newcastle have already won at Old Trafford once this season in the Carabao Cup and will be hoping for a repeat performance on Wednesday night.

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Merson has got his venues mixed up

Paul Merson has made a big claim in his score prediction for Sportskeeda although the former Arsenal man has clearly got himself a bit confused somewhere down the line, see if you can spot it.

"Newcastle United will have miles too much for Manchester United, I expect them to win this one quite easily. Arsenal played in second gear against Man United last weekend.

"If the Red Devils were still playing now, they still wouldn't score - that's how desperately devoid of ideas they were! With Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon up front, Manchester United won't be able to cope, so I'm going for a 3-1 home win.

"Prediction: Newcastle United 3-1 Manchester United"

We are awaiting news on both our strikers

Which is it, Merse, a Newcastle win or a home win? because the two aren't the same thing in this fixture, matey.

The game is of course being played at Old Trafford, but Merson seems confident that the Magpies have more than enough to see off the threat of Erik ten Hag's struggling side.

We're still not sure if Alexander Isak is going to be fit to play after suffering with an illness. Ditto for Callum Wilson, but we should still be able to put out a decent team.