Javier Manquillo retained his spot in the Newcastle United XI on Thursday night against Sheffield United – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were full of praise for the defender
The Magpies produced an excellent away performance to win 2-0 in the Premier League to earn three points.
Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey were on the scoresheet for the visitors, but there was controversy surrounding VAR with the latter.
Manquillo started back-to-back league games for the first time this season and has managed to discover some form.
The right wing-back impressed last weekend in a draw with Manchester City and was once again instrumental in midweek.
He assisted Saint-Maximin’s header with an excellent cross into the penalty area and tried to join in with attacks whenever he could..
Newcastle had to defend for large spells against Sheffield United and Manquillo had no problem seeing out his task with his back to goal.
A selection of Newcastle supporters on social media hailed Manquillo for his efforts and even suggested they have been too harsh on him in the past.
The 25-year-old is starting to show what he can offer Steee Bruce’s team and his job now is to keep it up.
Here are some Newcastle fans on Manquillo:
Javi Manquillo has been an unsung hero last two games ?? ?#NUFC
— A. Dexter Cross (@andycross14) December 6, 2019
Manquillo was solid tonight mind. Never seems to get enough credit. #NUFC
— NatalieNisbet (@NatalieNibble) December 5, 2019
Wonder Where All The Dubravka And Manquillo Haters Are Tonight? Best 2 Players On The Pitch Tonight #NUFC
— Sam Chipperfield (@SamChipperfield) December 5, 2019
I’ve personally slated manquillo on here a few times and I’m glad he’s proved me wrong again
— gav485nufc (@saltylemon_nufc) December 5, 2019
Manquillo been great recently also
— @Bristol_NUFC (@Bristol_NUFC) December 5, 2019
Is manquillo our best right back? Been very good the past two games imo #nufc
— shaun johnston (@shauni46) December 5, 2019
Manquillo is looking a class act lately like #nufc
— David Hartshorn (@David_H_UK) December 5, 2019