It was a very tough defeat to take yesterday but for the first hour of this game, Newcastle were by far the better side.
And Rafa Benitez will concentrate on that when he talks to the players about the game tomorrow.
A win yesterday would have been one of our best wins in decades but we threw away a two-goal lead in the final 20 minutes of the game and lost 3-2 at Old Trafford.
But there were many positives coming out of the game including goals for Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto in the first half – their first goals of the season.
And we saw that Muto worked his socks off for the team and he could become a very popular player on Tyneside – especially if he can keep scoring goals.
He’s a poacher and could well get goals for us this season.
Kenedy scores yesterday – his first goal of the season
However, both players were slightly injured yesterday and had to come off and they will be assessed by the medical staff.
This is what Rafa said after the game:
“It is important for us to have more players scoring goals.”
“It is a pity that both players left the pitch injured.”
“Hopefully, it will not be serious, and it will be good for their confidence.”
“We have more or less the same squad (as last season).”
“We changed some players, but last year we did well because we were consistent and we were working in the same way from the beginning to the end.”
“Hopefully, this year we will do the same.”
There are two weeks before our next game at home to Brighton so hopefully, the two players will be fit for that game.
Salomon Rondon should also be fit to play against the Seagulls.