Date: 15th August 2008 at 8:02pm
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Better The Devil You Know

MANCHESTER UTD V NEWCASTLE

The second of Sky’s live matches on Sunday is from Old Trafford and to be honest, Newcastle may as well not bother turning up. The lack of summer signings has left Kevin Keegan with a threadbare squad even before the season starts and the prospect of going to United without Michael Owen leaves the Geordies looking helpless.

A Manchester United side missing both Rooney and Ronaldo won’t pose the same threat as usual but they still have enough to comfortably see off Newcastle. The odds are designed to be prohibitve but there is only one possible outcome here so back the Red Devils to start with a victory.

By Reznikov

Oddschecker Prediction: Back Man Utd at 3/10 www.oddschecker.com