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Roy Keane has predicted where he thinks Newcastle United will finish in the Premier League this coming season.

Thursday, 4th August 2022, 7:44 am

Newcastle open their competitive season at home to Keane’s former club Nottingham Forest at St James’s Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Only Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have picked up more Premier League points than Eddie Howe’s side so far in 2022.

While Keane believes The Magpies will improve on last season’s 11th placed finish, he doesn’t see them breaking into the top six and competing with the likes of Manchester United.

When asked if Newcastle could finish higher than the Red Devils this coming season, Keane told Sky: “I don’t see it, as poor as [Manchester] United have been and the big improvement with Newcastle during the second half of the season, I think it certainly helped they spent in January - maybe £85m, £90m.

“That’s a few bob and the recruitment was a big help to them, they struggled during the first half of the season but I don’t see Newcastle top six.

“It’ll be a big improvement, obviously recruitment, how much money [Howe] gets to spend. Top 10, but I can’t see top six.”

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