In the fixture itself, Saint-Maximin scored the goal which drew the Magpies level after Marcus Rashford had given United the lead in the first half, however, a second-half strike by Daniel James, as well as a Bruno Fernandes penalty, ultimately condemned Newcastle to a 3-1 defeat – the club’s ninth loss in their last 13 league matches.
And, speaking after the match, the £28.8 million-rated 23-year-old stated his disappointment at the result, however, claimed that his side were working hard to try and make the game difficult for Manchester United, who are “one of the best teams in the league”.
After Newcastle United then shared the £38k per week man’s comments on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many fearing that, should their side suffer relegation this season, Saint-Maximin will not remain in the North East beyond the summer.
Will Saint-Maximin leave this summer?
So, what exactly did these Newcastle United fans have to say in reaction to Allan Saint-Maximin’s post-match comments?
“His agent will already be making phone calls to get him away if Bruce isn’t sacked.”
“The one player I don’t ever want to leave us, but a player who deserves better than having to play for us every week.”
“Deserve to play in a top team, Max. Wasting your time here son.”
“He doesn’t deserve any of this.”
“Best of luck next season Allan, it’s been nice having you here.”
“Sad but we won’t see Saint-Maximin play in front of a crowd at SJP for Newcastle again! It was a great 6 months. He’ll be off when we’re down in the summer.”
“Soak it up lads, he won’t be here much longer.”
“Get yourself away and progress your career, mate. You deserve a better football club than we are currently.”
“Sounds like Bruce has gave him a script.”
“Bruce is really ruining him”
All in all, it would appear as if these Newcastle fans are resigned to the fact that, if their side suffer relegation this term – which is looking an increasingly likely scenario – it would seem unlikely that a player such as Saint-Maximin will remain at their club.
And, considering that the winger has highly impressed over his 15 Premier League appearances so far this season, with his average WhoScored match rating of 6.93 ranking him as the Magpies’ best player in the top flight, it is not difficult to understand why fans may think this.