'He's utterly useless!': Newcastle fans react as forgotten man is handed start at Manchester United

Newcastle United take on Manchester United this evening - and supporters have been quick to react to Rafa Benitez's team selection.

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 4:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th October 2018, 4:53 pm
Javier Manquillo is handed a rare Newcastle start at Manchester United

The Spaniard has made three changes from the side that lost to Leicester City - handing starts to Federico Fernandez, Yoshinori Muto and forgotten man Javier Manquillo.

And it's the inclusion of Manquillo that has stirred up debate from Newcastle fans - who seem far from pleased that the full-back features.

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READ: Full team news from Old Trafford as Benitez rings the changesHowever, supporters seem far happier to see summer signing Muto given an opportunity to shine.

Here's the best of the reaction from social media:

@andysan1971 said: "No Joselu then again could be our blessing. Rafa has parked the bus."

@Andrew_Hay85 added: "Such a poor squad of players we have"

MORE: Benitez reveals whether Mike Ashley has had a change of heart on transfers@davidrdring posted: "Anyone else look at our line up and think "championship" ?"

@JordNufcMorris commented: "Apart from manquillo that’s a good team but with dummet injured we don’t have a choice to play him so glad to see muto and Perez start as a front 2 possibly but fully expect one to drop when off the ball"

@Peglegmacgreg added: "Glad to see Muto and Perez get a chance together"

READ: Newcastle boss has January sales pitch ready as he targets new signings@derekbird3 said: "Pleased to see Muto starting, then my heart sank when I noticed Manquillo also starts. I hope I’m very very wrong but he’s utterly useless."

@jamesbishop1978 tweeted: "Manquillo wil get done everytime Rashford goes at him and cant see Man utd centre halves havin to roll their sleeves up against Perez n Muto #nocontest"

@davemcg1 added: "Really pleased Muto starts. Big Mo from last season please. Let's do this."