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’No words’: Newcastle fans left furious with defender Javier Manquillo

Javier Manquillo retained his spot his spot in the starting XI for Saturday’s match against Fulham – and some of the Newcastle United fans were left incensed by his performance.

The Magpies couldn’t find the breakthrough against a team that have been poor defensively this season and will feel it was two points dropped following the 0-0 draw.

They did manage to keep a clean sheet at St James’ Park themselves, but a selection of supporters were furious with the display of Spanish defender Manquillo.

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Manquillo has managed to force his way into contention in Rafael Benitez’s side in December and looked far more consistent after remaining on the sidelines in the early months of the season.

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But the 24-year-old does lack an extra attacking edge required for a full-back and was eventually substituted off late in the contest for teammate DeAndre Yedlin.

The pair are competing for the one right-back position and it will be intriguing to see if Benitez resorts back to Yedlin in the next fixture away to Liverpool on Boxing Day.

Manquillo does provide decent cover in the squad when Newcastle are running short of options, but certainly doesn’t look a long-term solution.

Here are some of the Newcastle fan tweets on Manquillo:

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