Paul Scholes predicts how the relegation battle on Sunday will play out

Paul Scholes

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes predicts Newcastle United to suffer relegation from the Premier League and Hull City to stay up.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has predicted in The Independent that Newcastle United will get relegated from the Premier League.

Newcastle and Hull City are the two sides who are still in danger of getting relegated from the English top flight, with Queens Park Rangers and Burnley having already back gone down to the Championship.

Heading into Sunday’s final round of matches, the Magpies find themselves 17th in the standings with 36 points from 37 games.

John Carver’s team will face West Ham United at St. James’ Park, while Hull - who are two points behind them - will take on Manchester United at the KC Stadium.

“I have this instinct that Hull are going to survive,” former United midfielder Scholes wrote in The Independent.

“So there you go, I’m sticking my neck out. Hull to beat United and stay up; Newcastle to lose to West Ham and go down.”

United have already secured their place in the top four of the Premier League and are unlikely to finish third.

This means that Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal can afford to play fringe players and youngsters, which will make it easier for Hull.

Playing at home will also give a boost to the Tigers’ chances of winning against United.

However, it is out of Hull’s hands. If Newcastle win, then they will remain in the Premier League irrespective of the result at the KC Stadium.

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