BBC Sport - Man Utd 3-1 Newcastle: Room for optimism - Alan Pardew

Room for optimism at Newcastle - Pardew

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says there is "room for optimism" despite his side losing 3-1 away against Manchester United.

A brace by Wayne Rooney and a second-half header by Robin van Persie sealed the win for the hosts, with Papiss Cisse scoring a late penalty for the Magpies.

Newcastle suffered their fourth successive defeat in all competitions.

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