Steve Bruce admits he is ‘wary’ of a backlash from a wounded Manchester United this weekend as Newcastle prepare to host the Red Devils at St James’ Park.
Newcastle face Manchester United this weekend in what shapes as an intriguing encounter in the North East, the visitors having endured a hugely disappointing start to the season with just one win in their first three Premier League fixtures.
A poor start to the campaign reached its nadir with an embarrassing home defeat to Tottenham before the international break, the north London outfit inflicting the club’s joint-biggest ever Premier League defeat with a 6-1 thrashing of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at Old Trafford.
Bruce – who won three league titles during his career as a Manchester United player – believes his former side are likely to ‘come out all guns blazing’ as they bid to turn their season around and has warned his Magpies players they must be up for the challenge this weekend.
“I always fear when they’ve had a bad result because usually they come out all guns blazing, and that backlash is what we’ve got to be wary of,” Bruce said at his pre match press conference.
“They will be disappointed, I am sure, and the one way to get over a bad result is the next game and they have got us next time up. We have to be ready for that and ready for the challenge.”