Jacob Murphy sends message to NUFC fans following just his second Premier League start at Man Utd

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!”

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:

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.

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About Olly Hawkins

Born in Gateshead, Olly was a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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