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Exclusive: Ex-Newcastle star thinks Andy Carroll could be a menace at Sheffield United

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Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey believes Andy Carroll could be an “absolute menace” at Sheffield United in the Championship.

Carroll is currently a free agent after being released by Newcastle, with Steve Bruce stating that the striker needs to go and play somewhere.

Following confirmation of his St. James’ Park exit, Sheffield United legend Paddy Kenny suggested that Carroll could be perfect for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side they look to make a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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And it is a sentiment Howey shares, believing the 32-year-old is someone who defenders do not want to come up against.

Even if he doesn’t score goals, for me, he’s an absolute menace,” the ex-Newcastle centre-back said in response to Kenny’s claim. “Defenders do not like playing against a player like him. He’s very aggressive, very physical and for a big lad, I think he’s got a very good touch.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if somebody like Sheffield United [were interested in him].”

During that second stint with Newcastle, Carroll was only able to score one Premier League goal, taking his total tally in the competition to 54.

On a free transfer, though, perhaps it is something some clubs may explore going into the new season.

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