Newcastle United go in search of their first victory of the season this Saturday – and a potentially very tough game lies in wait.
The Magpies go to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.
The Red Devils have started with two wins and a draw.
They were perhaps a little fortunate to take all three points against Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break.
But their squad is packed with quality, and of course, they have just re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo.
Saturday will see a lot of the talk be about him no doubt, but Newcastle will be out to try and spoil the party.
One man who will be crucial to that happening is Allan Saint-Maximin.
He is aware of the Ronaldo factor, but assured supporters he personally would give his all.
The self-confident star said: “I will try to do my best for (the team).
“I’m sure the world will watch this game because of Ronaldo. But I know my quality, I know what I can do on the pitch. I know it will be a really hard game.
“I know what I can do, I think everyone will see what I can do on the pitch.”
With Callum Wilson expected to miss the clash through injury, the onus will be on Saint-Maximin to deliver.
The 24-year-old did score in this fixture last season, but Newcastle lost that game 3-1 in the end.
He will be hoping for a different outcome this time around, but it will likely not be easy.
But Toon fans have faith in Saint-Maximin.
And they have been responding to the trickster’s comments on social media.
Saint-Maximin is obviously a hugely popular figure at St. James’ Park, and these latest comments have only endeared him to the fanbase more:
We dont deserve him @asaintmaximin 😍
— Dan Evz 🏴 (@DannyEvz) September 7, 2021
Going to be A sad day when we lose this lad due to the incompetence of the people who run @nufc 😡
— Alan watt (@geordiealmiron) September 8, 2021
Not enough words to describe how much I respect and love this guy man 🐐⚫️⚪️
— Calum⚫️⚪️ (@CertiCal1) September 7, 2021
when I hear Maxi say “I’ll try and do my best” I believe he will, some won’t #NUFC
— JohnTudor (@mrjohntudor) September 7, 2021
He’ll run rings passed them
— Jaden (@nufcJaden) September 7, 2021
I actually love him so much
— nufcdanté (@nufcdante_) September 7, 2021
Clear of ronaldo
— Max (@maxNUFC_) September 7, 2021
Love to hear it, maxi
— fpl nufc (@wz_arrow) September 7, 2021
There’s only 1 GOAT playing at Old Trafford on Saturday, and it ain’t Cristiano https://t.co/lTHrzlMDSY
— Michael Cantwell (@mickycantwell) September 7, 2021
Maxi knows the world is watching. He knows about the magnitude of the game. Watch out for a the Maxi show 👀. https://t.co/CKL6BHynwg
— sam (@Samcaleyy) September 7, 2021
Maxi bout to outclass Ronaldo on his return to Man Utd 🔥 https://t.co/wBjpyqePBs
— ASM 🇫🇷 (@HatTrickASM) September 7, 2021