Newcastle fans rally behind Woodman after Man United blunders
Newcastle fans are standing behind Freddie Woodman.
The young goalkeeper didn’t have his best day when the Magpies travelled to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.
The whole day will be remembered for Cristiano Ronaldo’s second debut.
Yet it was one that Woodman massively contributed to.
He spilled a Mason Greenwood shot that Ronaldo tapped in for his first.
Then he had one fired between his legs for the Man United talisman’s second.
The young shot-stopper hasn’t hidden after his poor performance, though.
At just 24-years-old Woodman is one of the youngest goalkeepers to be getting minutes in the Premier League.
The ex-Swansea loanee certainly has a big future, even if he’s struggled this season.
He’s long been a name considered to have a future in English football.
Back in 2017 Woodman was awarded the golden glove having helped England to winning the U20 World Cup.
Now, though, he’s finally getting his chance in the Premier League.
Martin Dubravka returns to fitness he should be the starting goalkeeper at St. James’ Park.
Come Friday when Newcastle face Leeds we could even see Karl Darlow come back into the side.
That doesn’t mean Woodman won’t get his opportunities, though.
He has plenty of time to get games in and it could even benefit him to get back out on-loan to a Championship side where he’ll play week in week out.
That sort of move won’t be available until January, though.
Until then, he’ll have to keep impressing in training and fighting to keep his place in the Premier League whilst he can.
The fans certainly won’t turn on him either, given their responses to his public apology.
If anything, the supporters are just delighted to see someone put their hands up and take responsibility for his performance.
You can read those comments here:
At least you stood up and took responsibility— Richard Patterson (@spaniels1980) September 12, 2021
Unlike Bruce who is blaming newspapers.
Fair play to the boy. He’s had a very difficult start. This is a test of his character. Hopefully, he’ll come good— Dean Burns (@deanoburns) September 12, 2021
I can live with that, fair play— Lewis (@LBails_) September 12, 2021
Shows more maturity than his manager.— Grayson (@GR4YS0N07) September 12, 2021
Fairplay for speaking it out with the fans. Chin up fred more to come— Vignesh (@Vignesh___98) September 12, 2021
Well done someone admitting the failings for once— jimski (@jimski_king) September 12, 2021
Over to you Mr Bruce
Fair play to him.— NUFC_Analysis (@Nufc_Analysis) September 12, 2021
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