Pardew springs to Moyes defence: 'There is NO United crisis'

Newcastle United manager pits his wits against opposite number at Manchester United but insists the Old Trafford outfit are not in midst of a crisis.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has found an unlikely ally.

Fighting his corner is the boss of the side he hopes to defeat on Saturday lunch-time, as the reigning Premier League titlists hosts Newcastle United.

The Old Trafford outfit are yet to record a victory in December having been held to a draw by Tottenham Hotspur and due to their midweek loss sustained against Everton but, despite the torrid form and even though they trail division leaders Arsenal by a dozen points, Alan Pardew insists that there is no crisis in the North West.

'They had been on a run of 12 games unbeaten so it is not like there is a crisis there,' the Englishman is quoted by the Daily Mail to have said.

While United will be without star forward Wayne Rooney due to injury, Pardew refuses to believe that Moyes' side will be considerably weakened as a result as he does not think 'they will play any differently.'

He continued: 'I think there will be a reaction from Manchester United from their defeat as there will be from us, it will be a pressurised game so it will be a time for calm heads.

'There will be pressure but we have to capitalise on that and make it difficult for them and try reverse Newcastle stat of not winning at Manchester United which is not very good.'

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