Newcastle United fans impressed with Manquillo’s performance

Newcastle United fans got more glimpses of their new signings during Sunday’s pre-season friendly with Hellas Verona.

One of the players making his home debut at St James’ Park was Javier Manquillo, who signed for the Magpies from Atletico Madrid last month.

The Spaniard, who spent last season on loan at Newcastle’s arch rivals Sunderland, played 64 minutes of the 2-0 victory.

Manquillo failed to impress at the Stadium of Light, and he was also deemed not good enough for a permanent deal at Liverpool a few seasons ago.

However, he put in a good shift at St James’ Park at the weekend playing in the right-back slot.

The 23-year-old’s defensive attributes were not put to the test, but he showed attacking intent and nabbed the assist for Ayoze Perez’s goal.

Manquillo took to Twitter after the match, and he is now looking ahead to the new Premier League season, which begins this Friday.

Judging by the reaction to this tweet, the fans are excited to see him perform in their opener against Tottenham Hotspur.