Newcastle fans loved the partnership of Ayoze Perez and Yoshinori Muto against Manchester United

Newcastle fans could have been forgiven for being devastated after their late collapse allowed Manchester United to come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on Saturday, but many were happy with the performance and excited by the strike partnership that Rafa Benitez went with.

The Spaniard handed summer signing Yoshinori Muto his first start at Old Trafford, and the Japanese international repaid his faith with a fantastic performance and brilliant finish to put the visitors 2-0 up after just ten minutes.

Brazilian loanee Kenedy put Newcastle ahead after seven minutes, before Muto’s turn and finish past David de Gea put the struggling Magpies in dreamland. This was also the first time that Ayoze Perez had started in the same side as Muto, and the pair caused Manchester United’s defence trouble all game, giving fans hope for the rest of the season, despite the United comeback.

Check out some of the best tweets in reaction to the new partnership below.