Rio Ferdinand has Instagram praise for Newcastle United duo

Newcastle United secured their 11th win of the Premier League and surpassed 40 points on Wednesday night as Joe Willock become the youngest player to score goal in six consecutive league games – and Rio Ferdinand has praised two Toon stars.

Willock, 21, broke a new record in what his 13th appearance for the Toon – having netted seven goals in that time. He missed an early chance after being played in, but his left-footed effort was well-saved by Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

But after good work from Allan Saint-Maximin, Jacob Murphy provided an excellent cross that saw loanee Willock finally find a way past Ramsdale. The scoreline perhaps slightly flattered Sheffield United, who had Ramsdale to thank for numerous saves.

Once again, Steve Bruce reiterated his desire to complete a permanent move for Arsenal midfielder Willock this summer as he continues to shine since joining the club on loan in January. Murphy, meanwhile, is impressing despite playing at right back.

Murphy and Willock are represented by Rio Ferdinand’s agency, and the Man United legend reacted to both players’ Instagram posts after the match – praising the duo, even telling Willock that he is “Hotting up the Prem like it’s Sunday football.”

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