Some fans are not sure why Aleksandar Mitrovic has not been given a reasonable opportunity for Newcastle this season, especially since he is still the top (joint) scorer with 2 goals in only 3 appearances and we have trouble scoring goals.
Maybe he’s done something to upset Rafa, such as not following instructions when he plays – or something like that.
But we know from his time at Liverpool that Rafa can be stubborn with a player which he’s being at the moment with local lad Jack Colback.
Rafa was not happy with Colback when he refused to fill in the numbers when we were short of first-team squad players during a training session – anyway, that’s what was reported.
But Rafa also made it clear to Jack in the summer that if he was still on Tyneside he would not be part of his Premier League squad.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – in Serbia’s colors
With Mitro, it’s not so obvious why he is being given the cold shoulder by the manager.
Here are some comments about Mitro and they seem to have Magpies fans split down the middle.
Great to see Mitro score again for Serbia. Should make it easier to sell him in January ?? #nufc
— steve wraith (@stevewraith) November 10, 2017
The fact many think Mitro is our best striker says more about the state of our strikers than his ability as a striker #NUFC
— Unlikely Lad (@doddsy1975) November 10, 2017
Mitro scores again for Serbia! Why’s Benitez so stubborn! Out of all our strikers he’s the only one scoring! Surly he has to start for #nufc at Man United next weekend??
— Andy Stamp (@AndyStamp2) November 10, 2017
— The Magpie Channel (@MagpieChannel) November 10, 2017
Mitro probably deserves a chance, there I said it. #NUFC
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) November 10, 2017
Bullet header from Mitro for Serbia #Nufc
— Chris Lowes (@ChrisLowes83) November 10, 2017
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) November 8, 2017
— Baz Latimer (@baz_lat) November 7, 2017
The issue can’t be disciplinary, because ffs, Shelvey came straight back into the team after his *2* lengthy bans. Mitro needs a couple of games to prove himself. If he’s shite.. fine. But at the moment, we’ve nothing to lose from finding out. #NUFC
— Daniel (@danthompson78) November 6, 2017
Keep 4-4-2 but play Mitro and get Atsu practicing his crossing! #NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) November 5, 2017
Amazed that some #nufc fans thought this season wasn’t going to be a struggle with the lack of investment. Even more amazed they think 4-4-2 with Mitro will save us.
— Eddy39 (@eddygraham39) November 5, 2017