Date: 10th October 2019 at 8:15pm
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“What a man” – A lot of Newcastle United fans are thrilled with Rafael Benitez’s latest comments in his Athletic column.

Benitez reserved special praise for Matty Longstaff but also took a slight dig at Mike Ashley and his lack of investment in the academy.

The former Newcastle manager said it was great to see Matty score and that he was pleased there are a few Geordies around, but he also said surely it is not difficult to see the benefits of investing in the academy.

The lack of investment in the academy was one of the reasons Benitez left in June, and here he has taken another dig at the Newcastle board.

This move has gone down well with many Newcastle fans who still love Benitez.

See the best of the reaction below.

These Toon fans are behind their former manager.

Other Newcastle supporters, however, believed that Matty would not have got a chance under Rafa.

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