Would have laughed at this idea at the start of the season but it seems the “incentives” these Newcastle lads are getting from the owners are driving them on. Had a look at some statistics and they’re outperforming us in some interesting metrics. Pass completion, possession, crosses, xg etc. They’re also winning the ball back better than us. Can’t be ignored that they are probably in the race for the 5th-7th European spots with us. They’ve only lost once this season and their good form is now going for a good year now. Next Sunday at old Trafford will tell us a lot.