that's why the people up there are so fanatical.
It’s a long time since Newcastle have won a major trophy...
BR: It was the Fairs Cup in 1968/69. I was there! I went with my dad. We won the first leg 3-0 and then the second leg 3-2, against Ujpest from Hungary.
MC: My Dad still talks about that! It just goes to show how long it's been. Newcastle are a huge club and the following is passionate, even though it's been so long since they've won any silverware. But the people up there just live and breathe football – it's all anybody talks about and in many ways the mood of the people there is dictated by whether or not the team is winning or losing. Kids are brought up in Newcastle to think about nothing else – it's the culture in that part of the world.
United welcome Newcastle to Old Trafford on Wednesday 26 December (15:00 kick-off).