One win… Predicting Manchester United’s festive period results

As the Premier League enters the busy festive period, we take a closer look at Manchester United’s next three games against Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City.

Manchester United v Newcastle United (Boxing Day)

With Newcastle United in terrible form at the moment and conceding goals left, right and centre, one would expect Manchester United to pick up all three points at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Having failed to win against Aston Villa at Villa Park at the weekend, Louis van Gaal’s side will have a point to prove and will be determined to return to winning ways.

Newcastle will step up their game for sure, but United should still register a fairly comfortable win.

Prediction: 2-0

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (Sunday)

Tottenham have won their last three matches in all competitions and appear to be enjoying playing at home again.

With the White Hart Lane faithful now firmly behind the players and are convinced by their hard work, they could make a difference against United.

United do have a better attacking line-up than Tottenham and the defence also appears to be getting better, but winning against an in-form Spurs team will be just out of reach.

Prediction: 2-2

Stoke City v Manchester United (New Year’s Day)

Winning against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium is never easy, and United are likely to struggle.

The Red Devils did not give a good account of themselves at Villa, and they could fail to win against the Potters as well.

A single goal could decide this fixture, and it could be scored by Mark Hughes’s side.

Prediction: 1-0

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