Jacob Murphy has taken to Twitter to send a message to the ‘amazing’ NUFC fans, thanking them for their support and vowing to move forward together following his start at Old Trafford in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.
With Christian Atsu missing out through injury, Murphy was handed a start against Mourinho’s men and ended up playing the full 90 – which is quite a step-up for the £10m man after he’s seen just 98 minutes of Premier League football in our previous 11 games.
In fairness, it was his best performance in black and white so far. His decision making was hit and miss at times, but worked tirelessly, had a go and looked to have a bit more about him than we’ve seen so far.
It was good to see, and he took to Twitter yesterday to send a message to the Toon Army following only his second Premier League start for the club:
“Tough game against a top team yesterday.
“Heads up and we continue moving forward together.
“Amazing away support, loud & proud and that showed after the FT whistle.
“Howay the lads!”
Tough game against a top team yday. Heads up and we continue moving forward together. Amazing away support, loud&proud and that showed after the FT whistle 👏🏽! Hwtl ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/nHegrNu5Nz
— Jacob Murphy (@JacobMurphy95) November 19, 2017
Murphy’s performances prior to this one may have been a little concerning, but some of the reaction to his struggles have been uncalled for.
We may have expected a little more from our most expensive summer signing, but as a 22-year old who has clearly been suffering from a lack of confidence, it was nice to see him put in an improved display on Saturday.
Here’s some supportive tweets from NUFC fans following his first full game for the club on Saturday:
Hope @JacobMurphy95 starts v Watford and runs the show.
He put in a good performance in probably the biggest game of his career to date.
Potential on the lad knows no bounds. #NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) November 19, 2017
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) November 19, 2017
@JacobMurphy95 a bit of advice , ignore the minority of twisty arse fans in this club , the majority of our support want you to succeed and love your connection with our club . We know your potential , keep going Jacob , we're behind you ✊⬜⬛⬜⬛
— ⚽Swampy⚽NUFC ⚽⬛⬜⬛⬜⬛ (@Swampmonster9) November 19, 2017
It’s worth mentioning that Jacob like the above tweet. Proof that players read tweets directed towards them, so with that in mind, let’s do nothing but support them. After all, what good does abuse actually do?
Good luck to Jacob – hopefully he can kick on now. Let’s get behind the lad.