Newcastle fans react to confirmed starting XI against Watford

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has made two changes to the side that was beaten 1-0 by West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park last weekend for the trip to Watford on Saturday, and Magpies fans have been quick to react.

Javier Manquillo and Jacob Murphy come in on the right-hand side in place of DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Ritchie, who both drop to the substitutes’ bench alongside Joselu and Mikel Merino, while Dwight Gayle, whom Toon fans on Twitter want to be sold, also starts.

The Tyneside outfit won’t want to let their Premier League season peter out following successive defeats against Everton and the Baggies, with them still needing points to ensure that they end what has been a successful season in the top-half of the table.

Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Benitez’s selection, and while one said “not great”, another said “not sure about this… hopefully I’m wrong”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…