Manchester United v Newcastle in VIDEO

These two teams have a habit of throwing up high-scoring matches when they meet. Manchester United have the edge when it comes to results, but Newcastle fans have had some moments to savour against the Red Devils as well. More often that not though it is the strikers that come out on top against defences, and that has resulted in some cracking games…

Newcastle 5-0 Manchester United (1996): This is a match that every Newcastle fan remembers. Goals from Peacock, Ginola, Ferdinand and Shearer ensured that the Mapgpies would emerge victorious at St James’ Park that day, but it was a stunning Philippe Albert lob that left Peter Schmeichel flat-footed, that every Geordie waxes lyrical about…

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Manchester United 4-0 Newcastle (1996): That result was all the sweeter for the Toon Army after Manchester United romped to a 4-0 victory in the Charity Shield. Alan Shearer won’t remember his Newcastle debut fondly, as Sir Alex Ferguson put the disappointment of not signing the England striker behind him with help from a David Beckham lob on a sunny day at Wembley…

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Newcastle 4-3 Manchester United (2001): Sir Bobby Robson’s 100th match in charge of Newcastle was certainly an entertaining one. A Laurent Robert free-kick and a Fabian Barthez error prompted a United comeback, but Alan Shearer ensured that the Toon won all three points. It was made all the sweeter for the Magpies when Roy Keane was given his marching orders…

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Manchester United 5-3 Newcastle (2002): An eight-goal thriller that contained a hat-trick from the prolific Ruud van Nistelrooy. Paul Scholes terrorised the Magpies on that afternoon, as he has on many occasions, and United were always too strong for a Newcastle team that looked more than a little bit shaky at the back…

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Newcastle 2-6 Manchester United (2003): Another eight goals, with Newcastle on the wrong end of the result again, meant there were an incredible sixteen goals between these two in the 2002/2003 Premier League season. Scholes was the chief tormentor was more as he netted a hat-trick as the life was sucked out of a beleaguered Newcastle team…

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