Newcastle United take on Manchester United in the Premier League tonight, and it’s an absolutely huge game for the Magpies.
With 18th-placed Fulham having beaten Sheffield United yesterday, there are now only three points separating the sides in the table.
Scott Parker’s side have made big strides in recent weeks and are giving themselves a fighting chance of staying in the top-flight.
Newcastle have lost Callum Wilson to injury, and potentially now have their work cut out to fend off the Cottagers.
Tonight Steve Bruce faces his old club, who sit second in the table and are trying to chase down Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have stuttered in recent weeks, but still obviously have huge quality.
Newcastle may be in poor form, but that hasn’t stopped some Manchester United fans from talking about one man in the lead up to tonight’s game.
Last season at St. James’ Park, Matty Longstaff announced his arrival in the Premier League by scoring the winner from the edge of the box.
And then in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, he struck again in a 4-1 defeat.
It’s likely he will not start tonight given how little he’s played under Bruce this term, but some Red Devils fans have joked he will step up to ruin their evening:
— NoahMUFC🇾🇪👹🇾🇪 (@MufcRenegade) February 21, 2021
Just realized we are playing Newcastle today Longstaff masterclass incoming🥴😭 pic.twitter.com/KFH7j4QcVi
— A•J (@MufcAj_) February 21, 2021
Just know Longstaff is gonna do a madness against us…
— Stephen (@ShadeMUFC) February 21, 2021
I am going to watch the match today.
Matty Longstaff is fit.
I have a bad feeling about this. pic.twitter.com/R20mlkZwpW
— Noddy (@noddyatthedisco) February 21, 2021
But we all know of longstaff annual goal against us right
— Hamidu👑 (@mufc_Hamidu) February 21, 2021
You just know Matty Longstaff is defrosting for the game against us as we speak #MUFC
— Sion 🇾🇪🏴 (@UtdSion) February 21, 2021
— Muhammad Khalid (@Mu_United20) February 21, 2021