Mohamed Diame has revealed how one phone call from Rafa Benitez persuaded him to turn his back on the Premier League.
The midfielder joined from Hull City in a £4.5million deal this summer.
And Diame, 29, has spoken about swapping top-flight football for the Championship ahead of Saturday evening's game against Derby County at the iPro Stadium.
United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has spoken about the new four-year deal he has signed at the club.
Meanwhile, defender Steven Taylor left Newcastle this summer after 13 first-team seasons at St James's Park.
And the 30-year-old has opened up about his new life in Oregon with MLS club Portland Timbers.