“Who You Blaming This One On” – Twitter Reacts To Man United’s Performance vs Newcastle

Man Utd interim manager Ralf Rangnick against Newcaslte United.

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Manchester United were lucky to return home with a point against 19th place Newcastle United.

Edinson Cavani came from the bench to cancel out Allan Saint-Maximin’s early opener to deny all three points for the hosts.

On any other day, Eddie Howe’s side – who had lost their last three league games before Monday night’s encounter – would’ve celebrated an unexpected point against the Premier League giants. Yet after the full-time whistle, Newcastle were left to rue missed chances against Ralf Rangnick’s men, who seemed out of their depth at St James’ Park.

Throughout the 90 minutes, United’s defence kept making unforced errors, their midfield couldn’t string passes together, and the front four lacked any kind of understanding.

 

 

The Red Devils have struggled against Norwich and Newcastle – the league’s two worst sides – in consecutive games, allowing the latter to produce eight shots on target – the Magpies’ season high.

Newcastle tonight showed significant signs of improvement under their new manager, while Antonio Conte is working wonders at Tottenham Hotspur. Further, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal thrashed Norwich 5-0 on Boxing Day to strengthen their bid for Champions League qualification.

The interim boss will have to swiftly turn the ship around or else United will be in danger of falling adrift of the top four.