Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to their 0-0 draw against Fulham, and they’re absolutely fuming at the performance of Christian Atsu.
Newcastle fans are understandably unhappy with a point from Saturday’s clash, even though it keeps the Magpies well clear of the relegation zone.
Fulham held the worst defensive record in the league when they arrived at St. James’ Park, but if truth be told they were far the better side and Newcastle never looked like scoring.
Rafael Benitez has often been criticised for his negative approach to certain games, and this was a huge opportunity missed to get the fans on side with a rip-roaring performance.
The right side of the team was particularly poor, as both Atsu and Javier Manquillo showed exactly why they were making just their fifth and sixth starts of the season respectively.
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Atsu has improved in recent weeks, but the diminutive winger failed to make any attacking impact whatsoever, completing no key passes, no dribbles and no crosses.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, look away now Christian…
Manquillo and Atsu is an abomination of a right hand side #nufc
— Garwain (@Garwain) December 22, 2018
I’m struggling to understand why it too Rafa so long to replace Atsu! Should of been off after 30 mins #nufc
— toontasticly (@toontasticly) December 22, 2018
Atsu is about the laziest winger I've ever seen play for #NUFC
— Andrew Jobling (@amjobling) December 22, 2018
Bloody awful to watch! Feel sorry for Rondon. Nothing creative for him. Ritchie and Atsu need to learn how to deliever a ball too as they never clear the first man!
— #NUFC! ?? (@NUFCTOR77) December 22, 2018
I support ever player that plays for the club, but how does Christian Atsu get in our starting 11 when Jacob Murphy, who is twice the player, can’t get in the squad? Javier Manquillo the only other I believe cant cut it for us. #NUFC
— James Beedie (@17jamesbeedie) December 22, 2018
Have we ever had a worse right-hand side than Atsu and Manquillo?! #NUFC
— Murray White (@Muzza_90) December 22, 2018