Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper wants to stop Manchester United on Sunday

Steve Harper: Looking for another clean sheet against Manchester United

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Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper acknowledges Manchester United's firepower ahead of Sunday's game but is eyeing a clean sheet.

That's exactly what he achieved against the Red Devils in a 3-0 win back in February 2000 but with Sir Alex Ferguson boasting a host of attacking options he admits it will be a tough task.

Harper said: "I actually kept a clean sheet against them about 25 years ago!

"Someone told me it will probably end 6-6. Well, I'll take the point, but I don't know about conceding six goals!"

Steve Harper

"We beat them 3-0. Big Duncan Ferguson scored a cracker and Alan Shearer was also on target.

"But a clean sheet against this strike-force would really mean something.

"It's quite a match-up with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie on one side and Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse on the other - and don't forget Shola Ameobi who's playing out of his skin right now.

"Someone told me it will probably end 6-6. Well, I'll take the point, but I don't know about conceding six goals!

"All this talk about top quality strikers and how many goals they're going to score - how am I going to get to sleep at night? But seriously, these are the games you look forward to."