Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin has been at his brilliant best again on social media, responding to fans on Twitter following The Toon’s 1-0 win over Manchester United.
The French winger, signed from Nice in August for a reported £16million, has instantly become a fan favourite on Tyneside following his switch in the summer – both on and off the pitch!
He regularly responds to fans on social media and, after the Magpies win last night, he sent out a string of comical tweets to endear himself to NUFC fans even more, with him mocking a Man Utd fan giving him grief and claiming his first start at St James’ Park left the hairs on his arms standing up.
Here’s some of his best responded since our win on Sunday:
Perhaps the pick of the lot, however, was when the Frenchman stated the honour it was to play at his new home. Saint-Maximum tweeted:
Fans including myself are really excited by the prospect of what Saint-Maximin can offer this Newcastle team. You could sense the anticipation whenever he got the ball. He not only has a trick up his sleeve but blistering pace to back it up with. That combination frightens defenders and the excitement created whenever the winger picked up the ball is something that has not been felt on Tyneside since fellow Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa was at the club.
Gary Neville said on Sky that it seems as though sometimes not even Saint-Maximin knows what his legs are doing himself – but it clearly works! His run from halfway to play in Jetro Willems before Matty Longstaff struck the winner is something that could prove a vital asset in the Newcastle team.
Another point of note is that the Frenchman seems to have settled into life on Tyneside smoothly, something not every player we have signed from across the Channel has managed to do.
Saint-Maximin is surely set to start at Chelsea after the international break, and will be vital to our survival status this season providing he continues to perform as he has in the glimpses we have seen of him so far. Bruce surely has to use the starting line-up at Manchester United as a template for his best XI, with the Longstaff brothers forming a solid partnership in midfield.
Howay the lads!