Midfielder backs Magpies to cause Old Trafford upset

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Midfielder Jonjo Shelvey believes his Newcastle team can cause an upset this weekend when they travel to Old Trafford.

The Magpies face off against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on Saturday afternoon as they look for their first win in three Premier League games.

Rafael Benitez’s side travel to Old Trafford on the back of consecutive defeats, both 1-0 loss’ to Burnley and struggling Bournemouth respectively, however Shelvey has backed his side to turn things around this weekend.

“I think people probably read too much into the last two results. You’re going to win games and lose games this season – it’s just part and parcel of football,” he told the club’s official website.

“We probably should have had (the Bournemouth) game buried by half-time but it wasn’t to be and we ended up losing.

“You could tell the disappointment in the changing room after the last two games – everyone’s coming in dejected because they know we could have done better and got something – but it is what it is.

“We could go and do something against Man United – that’s how weird this league is.

“Anyone can beat anyone, so I think there’s enough for us to survive in this league. That’s our main goal, and then to build a platform and go on from there.”

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