Cape Town - Newcastle
United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is optimistic that the Magpies can get a
result from their clash with Manchester United on Saturday.
Rafa Benitez's charges have made a strong start to their first season
back in the Premier League and sit in 11th position. However, they lost
both their last two outings 1-0 against Burnley and Bournemouth.
Despite the recent disappointments, Shelvey remains confident that Newcastle can compete with the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
"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."
Kick off is at 19:30.