Newcastle fans have been pleading on Twitter for Javier Manquillo to start against Manchester City on Saturday.
This comes after Newcastle journalist and broadcaster Keith Downie shared a post on his official page announcing that first-choice right-back DeAndre Yedlin is set to miss the weekend match with a hip injury.
Downie also claimed that Emil Krafth is likely to replace the injured Yedlin.
This post then gathered many replies from Newcastle fans who say they would rather have Manquillo play instead of Krafth.
Should Javier Manquillo start against Manchester City?
Here’s a sample of Newcastle fans wanting Manquillo to start against City:
Rather have Manquillo playing tbh
— Laurence Taylor (@laurence_1999) November 29, 2019
I’d play manquillo if yedlin is out
— graham scott (@nufcscott1968) November 29, 2019
— Kirk (@ConnorJobson18) November 29, 2019
The 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.5 million, according to Transfermarkt, has only made five appearances for the Tyneside club so far this season. Interestingly, the Spaniard has not featured in any of Steve Bruce’s Premier League squads since September (per Transfermarkt).
Despite not playing regular football for Newcastle this season, some Magpies still would like to see the full-back take on Manchester City on Saturday.
Not sure what manquillo has done wrong…..
— cabbage_76 (@ClintonWright3) November 29, 2019
Id rather go with manquillo if im honest, not great but that krafth looks like he’s never seen a ball in his life let alone kick 1
— David Robson (@dagvidjunior) November 29, 2019
— richard hall (@richhall5) November 29, 2019
What do we think?
Why Manquillo has been a forgotten figure at the club is strange. Only Bruce will know why he has not featured that often this season. But for fans to be wishing him to play against the Premier League champions, that shows how highly he is thought of by them, despite not getting witness much of him.