Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has written in The Independent that he expects Newcastle United not to win any of their final three games of the Premier League season.
The Magpies have lost their last eight league matches and are in serious danger of getting relegated to the Championship.
John Carver’s team will face West Bromwich Albion at St. James’ Park on Saturday, before taking on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road and West Ham United at home.
Former United midfielder Scholes believes that Newcastle will drop points in all of those matches and wrote in The Independent: “I recognise the qualities that make Newcastle such a great place to play football in their current manager, John Carver.
“He is passionate. He loves the club. Former team-mates tell me he is a great coach. But I can’t see him winning a game out of his last three.”
Scholes is not the first ex-footballer to forecast doom for Newcastle. Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright made a similar remark earlier this month, telling BBC 606: “I can't see Newcastle winning another game this season.”
Newcastle are playing badly at the moment, and the players are consistently failing to deliver.
However, the likes of Aston Villa, Hull City and Sunderland are also in grave danger, which means that the Magpies could stave off relegation if those teams continue to drop points.
The key to Newcastle’s survival will be Saturday’s match against West Brom. If Carver’s side pick up all three points, then their confidence will increase, which will help them in their final two games of the season.