Magpies defender wary of Red Devils threat under Moyes

MATHIEU DEBUCHY has not been fooled by Manchester United's struggles to stay in the Premier League title race this season.

David Moyes' first campaign in charge post-Sir Alex Ferguson has led to consistency domestically and Newcastle's hopes of winning at Old Trafford appear stronger than in recent years.

But Debuchy does not think the fact that the Red Devils lost to Everton at home in midweek should allow Newcastle to rest easy ahead of this lunch-time's encounter.

The French full-back said: “We want to get a good result at Manchester to forget about Swansea and losing there 3-0.

“Manchester United are a different team under David Moyes to last season and the years before that. But they are a strong team still with good players.

“They have Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney … it will still be difficult for us.

“We have to make sure we don't think about how they are playing, we have to focus on doing a job ourselves when we go to Old Trafford.”

After an indifferent spell – including a defeat at Sunderland - in which Pardew's future was questioned, he has since won every game in November before the defeat at Swansea on Wednesday.

And Debuchy, one of the better performers in South Wales despite scoring an own goal, said: “It was a hard game and a tough game against Swansea.

“The first half was not good for us. We were not aggressive in our play and we lacked impact.

“The second half was better but we lost and that is not good enough. Now it is all about the Manchester United game, that's the important game now.

“We lost at Swansea, it is not good for the team to lose that game.

“Before that we won four in a row and we have to remember that. Manchester United are next and an important game for us because we want to stay in the top group of teams.

“Manchester United are a good team, with good players, it is a game that will be hard, we know that. But we will still be confident to get a result despite what happened at Swansea.”

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