|Football Bettor's Survey|
Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan is hoping history plays itself over again when the Magpies meet the Red Devils in the Premiere League this week.
Still to get their first victory since he took over the reins, not many believe that Keegan's side has a prayer against the defending champions.
United overwhelmed the Toon army 6-0 the previous month and will be heavy favourites for the evening's clash.
But ever-optimistic Keegan still believes his side can cause an upset. Newcastle beat the Devils 5-0 , one famous October afternoon in 1996. Whilst boss of Man City. He also has 4-1 and 3-1 under his list of achievements.
“I don't know what my record is like against Sir Alex, but I don't think it is as bad as some managers,” Keegan said. "I'm sure it is not the worst.
"They have got the form and we have not, so we will see if we can surprise a few people.”
The Toons have not played a game since the 4-1 loss to Aston Villa and Keegan believes this brings a freshness to his team when they take on United.
"Two weeks without a game has been a long time," the Newcastle boss conceded. "We have had a little bit of a break and we have worked the players a little bit harder.
"We gave them a couple of days off but they are back now and fresh - and we know what is ahead of us on Saturday. I have been pleased and we are building up to what is a very big game for us.
"Man United will have had two games by the time they play us, so we have little things going for us."
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