So the post mortem is done and dusted, but you'd imagine that a lot of those emotions from Wednesday will be carried on to Saturday lunchtime for the visit of Newcastle United. It is becoming fairly common now for United to go into games against teams that are ahead of them in the league standings---such is the tragic tale of our defence of the domestic championship.

Without key players and poor form reigning supreme for the Champions, it is no longer inconceivable that United could lose two games at home on the bounce and drop 15 points behind leaders Arsenal. With confidence low among the players and the manager up for severe criticism, you get the feeling that United could yet again fall prey to trying too hard in the same way they did against Everton.

Newcastle have beaten Chelsea and Spurs at White Harte Lane so you can imagine the danger they possess on a good day for them. At the moment we've succeeded in making it a good day for just about everyone that plays against us. Its hard to remember the last time we went into the third fixture of December looking for only our 7th win of the season, but alas, here we are.

David Moyes will be under pressure to record a win at this time of times. The man looks jaded by the pressure that the job attracts and I can't tell if he'll make it to the tunnel past the Stretford End after another defeat at home. At least he's getting to realise the levels he will have to notch in order to get this United team to return to its table topping days. That realisation, you'd imagine should inform his transfer policy.

That ladies and gentlemen is as much a preview as I can muster.