Newcastle aim to exploit Man United’s defensive frailties

POSITIVE ... boss Alan Pardew believes Newcastle can score at Old Trafford.
POSITIVE ... boss Alan Pardew believes Newcastle can score at Old Trafford.
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ALAN Pardew says the best form of defence against Manchester United is attack.

Newcastle United were handed an unenviable Boxing Day visit to the Premier League leaders.

But Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have struggled defensively this season.

And Pardew said: “One clean sheet in 15 games shows that it’s not impossible to score against them.

“We’ll certainly carry a threat – there’s no doubt about that.

“I think we can score there, and it’s going to be about how we defend. I think we’ll get a goal.

“They’ve been vulnerable all year – Ferguson’s been quoted as saying that.

“There’s nothing we won’t try to capitalise on.

“There’s no point not packing the defence and not offering a threat, because it’s probably the best route of winning the game.”