Date: 27th December 2020 at 6:35pm
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Newcastle United fans on Twitter have been sharing their thoughts on Toon midfielder Matty Longstaff. 

This comes after @ChronicleNUFC shared a post claiming that Longstaff’s performance during the Tyneside club’s recent 2-0 defeat away against Manchester City “showed why he should be starting” for the club moving forward.

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This post then gathered a lot of replies from Newcastle fans who were quick to share their thoughts on the midfield man and his performance against the Citizens.

So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Matty Longstaff?

“Just runs around like little boy lost, nothing at all constructive.” 

@BillyJohnBrent

“Wonder what the stats were for how many times he passed backwards. Thought he was decent till yesterday” 

@alantads

If Shelvey put the Matty Longstaff performance in last night he’d get slated. #NUFC” 

@StephenGlasss

“He has zero impact on the game. Not sure we should be praising mediocrity” 

@ToonBrotha

“His first thought is to go backwards.” 

@AndyHarle1968

Matty Longstaff isn’t a premier league footballer, too weak, too slow, got nowt about him. Scored twice against man utd and he’s a local lad so keep him on the books for another 10 years, just incase #nufc” 

@StephenHall1991

As a product of the Tyneside club’s youth academy, Longstaff made his senior debut for the Toon back in August 2019.

Since then, the 20-year-old, who is currently valued at £4.5 million, has made 17 appearances for the club’s first team in which he has managed to score three goals along the way (per Transfermarkt).

Looking at these tweets from this group of Newcastle fans, it’s clear that these supporters were not impressed by what they saw from the midfielder against Pep Guardiola’s side.

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With the midfielder earning himself a match rating of 6.49/10 for his performance against City, it appears that he does have some room for improvement to get these Toon fans on his side.