Newcastle United fans identify a key reason why Yoshinori Muto gets the nod – and it relates to Joelinton

Steve Bruce has thrown in Yoshinori Muto from the cold against Leicester City – and it's fair to say it caught you all on the hop.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 2:30 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Yoshinori Muto of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on December 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 21: Yoshinori Muto of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on December 21, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here’s how you’ve been reacting to the news of Muto’s inclusion...

@NUFCINDIAfans – “Great to see @yoshimuto18 back in the line up ! Never really got many opportunities since signing for us. Really a good chance to showcase what he has got and help us get something out of the game today.”

@GeordieDubravka – “Muto and joelinton can both speak German, means Joe will have a better chance understanding his strike partner rather than trying to understand Andy Carroll’s accent.”

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@Ben98whiteley – “Seems like a shop window game for Muto sadly BUT I much prefer him over Gayle at least he puts the effort in.”

@Garwain – “Joelinton can’t play a number 9 role, we can all see it apart from Bruce. Stop sticking to a failed strategy.”