Cabaye eyeing Red Devils scalp
Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye is confident his side can continue their good start to the season with victory away at Manchester United.
Last Updated: 23/11/11 4:03pm
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is confident his side can continue their good start to the season with victory away at Manchester United.
Cabaye, who moved from French champions Lille over the summer, is one of a number of new arrivals who have settled nicely into life at St James' Park and helped the club defy pre-season predictions of struggle following the departures of key duo Kevin Nolan and Joey Barton.
The Magpies are currently riding high in fourth place in the Premier League table after a seven wins from their opening twelve games.
Their momentum was checked slightly with a 3-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend and they now face the daunting prospect of playing Manchester United and Chelsea in their next two games.
However, Cabaye insists the players remains full of confidence despite their defeat at the Etihad and they believe they can take all three points from their clash with the Red Devils.
"We want to win against Manchester United. I think we can. We will be playing for a win on Saturday," he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
"This is a big game at a big stadium, but it's good for us.
"This week we have a tough game against Man United and then Chelsea at home.
"They are two good games, but two tough games. We can test what we are made of and what we can do. We must see what we can do against the league's big teams.
"It's been a very good start here. I am happy with that and I want to keep winning. It's important for everybody here we do that.
"We want to stay at the top of the Premier League and get back to winning a lot of matches. The team spirit is still very good here."