Date: 7th October 2018 at 7:34am
Written by:
Manchester United
3 – 2
Newcastle United

Old Trafford

Premier League

6/10/2018 5:30 pm

Attendance: 74519

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Manchester United Newcastle United
Mata (70' minutes), Martial (76' minutes), Sánchez (90' minutes) Kenedy (7' minutes), Muto (10' minutes)
David De Gea Martin Dubravka
Ashley Young DeAndre Yedlin
Eric Bailly (19) Jamaal Lascelles
Chris Smalling Federico Fernandez
Luke Shaw
 
Javi Manquillo
Scott McTominay (45) Matt Ritchie
 
Nemanja Matic Jonjo Shelvey
Paul Pogba
 
Mohamed Diamé
 
Marcus Rashford (67) Robert Kenedy (68)
Romelu Lukaku Ayoze Pérez (88)
Anthony Martial Yoshinori Muto (78)

Substitutes

Victor Lindelöf Ciaran Clark
Alexis Sánchez (67) Fabian Schär
Juan Mata (19) Jacob Murphy (68)
Andreas Pereira Isaac Hayden
Fred Joselu (88)
Sergio Romero Karl Darlow
Marouane Fellaini (45) Christian Atsu (78)

Game Statistics

18 Goal attempts 13
10 On Target 8
10 Corners 6
16 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
73 % 27

Newcastle United capitulated at Old Trafford yesterday. What else can I say? We were two up within ten minutes; we could have been three up after 20. Then what happened? Oh yes, Jose takes off Marcus Rashford, brings on Alexis Sanchez and low and behold, bangs in the winner on the stroke of full time.

I am not bitter, just mentally exhausted. Our situation is dire; our club is in decline. It’s just a shame the rest of the Newcastle United squad couldn’t show as much determination/passion as our Jonjo Shelvey.

I mean, when you see images like this one those of us who have a ‘heart’ has to feel some sympathy – surely?

Our six-foot midfielder played out of his skin – I don’t think he could have given more. He laid on an assist; he could have scored. What more could he have done?

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If you have one, who would you pick as your Man of the Match?

Now we find ourselves in a two-week international break. And I for one need time to reflect.

 

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