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Star Man Explains Why Win Was So Important

Fabian Schaer put in some performance in yesterday’s 1-0 win. He was again a warrior at the back with crucial clearances in the box. He somehow managed to get a foot in before a surging Marcus Rashford when it looked like he was going to be one on one with Martin Dubravka.

Fabian spoke to nufc.co.uk about the game. He was, of course, thrilled with the win and the reaction after the past couple of weeks:

“Of course Man United have quality and they will have some opportunities, but I think – over the 90 minutes – we had the bigger chances, we defended really good and at the end we scored, and that’s how we have to play.

“It’s the best feeling. To win games at home, especially against a big team, is a brilliant feeling. We wanted to show a reaction after our last game – a poor game – against Leicester, and I think we did it. It was really important to get some points and now we can be happier.

“It’s brilliant for our heads – the feeling (we have) for the international break. We needed this feeling for our confidence, especially at home. It’s much better to have a break now after the win.”

Before the last international break, we saw a disappointing draw at home against last-placed Watford. While that performance wasn’t as bad as the ones against Brighton and at Leicester City, it was an opportunity lost.

This time the players and fans can go into the break with some optimism after a trying start to the season.

Fabian was also asked about Matty Longstaff’s game-winner. He was obviously very happy for the lad. Schar also mentioned that he thought Matty would be up for the challenge:

“I’m really happy for him. The last weeks, he trained very well, so I knew he would do a great job. He deserves to play and to score his first goal against a team like Man United, it is – of course – a perfect day for him.

“I think you can see how big our squad is. We have 25 players and we need everyone. Everyone has to be ready, and I think the players who came in did a fantastic job today – like all of the players.

“It’s always hard when you have a squad and some players are playing and some are not playing at the moment, but that’s football and everybody knows what it’s like. The most important thing is the team and we all played for the team. That’s the only way we can be successful.”

Yesterday was a far cry from the scenes at the King Power Stadium last week. Players had inexcusably dropped their heads after going down a goal and then a man late in the first half. They then threw in the towel in the second half.

The lads put in a redemptive performance yesterday, and it was topped off by a terrific performance from a 19-year-old local lad. It’s just what was needed before the second international break.

9 comments so far

  • toon22

    Oct 7, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #1


    Just another alt of JIB
    Here 24/7 with his PR guff defending Jabba

  • Bobbybee

    Oct 7, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #2

    I was starting to worry about Sean. He’s been nowhere near as effective as he was last season, until yesterday. Yesterday he showed the same confidence he showed last term and with his brother alongside him, they were better than their more illustrious big names opposite for much of the game. How much was Fred? 🙂
    We looked a far more balanced side yesterday because the balance was there. Our overlapping wingbacks caused problems to defenders already struggling with Max and Miggy. That was the best eleven at our disposal I think, so now it’s for the other squad players to step up and try and replace one or two. When you’re fighting for places, the team benefits overall.
    Good to see Yedders back. I think it’s his shirt to lose and so Manquillo and Kraft have to up their games. Its a no lose situation for Bruce and the fans. Still to be convinced Bruce can do a job, but as, always, I’m happy to be proved wrong.

  • bettyswallocks

    Oct 7, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m still in Africa and watched the match on Super Sport channel. Owen Hargreaves was one of the pundits along with Michael Owen and Robin van Persie. Hargreaves was asked about the team Manure had put out and he said that whoever was missing they were still way better than us and that we couldn’t play and didn’t want the ball. I wanted to slap him but then upon reflection conceded that he might have had a point.

    What a lovely surprise to see ASM running at them without fear , Willems providing a touch of class, the two brothers running the midfield with a great goal from wor Matty and some fantastic defending from Schar. A commited performance from all the lads with a great result . Suck on that Hargreaves and spit the dregs on Owen.

  • Transfer Sage

    Oct 7, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    It was a great result yesterday, Man Utd aren’t the team they once were, but it’s always good to get the 3 points against them.

    Matty Longstaff was great, had a fantastic game. Yes Bruce only played him as he had limited options, but it’s the same way Sean got in the team under Rafa. It happens a lot.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 7, 2019 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #5

    So Posada went and surveyed the attendees and found that there was nobody there at all on cheap/free tickets. I know 100% that there was, I used to go on them when McLaren was here, £15 for the sports bar, they dried up for the Benitez years but they’re back on offer now £19 in the Leazes and £26 in the Milburn.

  • Oldgit1

    Oct 7, 2019 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    @ boobybee Fred was £50m mate. Another flop for Manu.

  • IrishRob

    Oct 7, 2019 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Owen Hargreaves was delighted for us when we won, he didnt say anything negative at all,and whst he did say was just honest, hes also one of the better pundits hes smart and honest and very very fair.

    I dont know what you were watching betty, but Michael owen definitely shouldn’t be there, hes useless at punditry and hes just a self obsessed smug little *****.

  • BenbulbenMag

    Oct 7, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail, you are disturbing the narrative that “Posada” wants to push.

    The narrative that Posada wants to push :

    1.The match was full, there were no freebies or discounted tickets, certainly no effort by A$$ Lie to distort the number of attendees. Do not ask Posada for proof of this but conversely and illogically this does not preclude Posada from demanding proof from you if you hold a different opinion.

    2. All real fans go to the match. If you do not go to the match you are not a real fan.

    3. Any season ticket holders who do not go to the match are lazy (according to Posada). They are not taking a stand against the horrific regime. They are lazy and not real fans like Posada (according to Posada).

  • BenbulbenMag

    Oct 7, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Michael Owen has no business being a pundit and no business to be linked to anything Newcastle United related. He’s shown his true colours to Newcastle United as a club and as a fan base time and time again. To steal a phrase from A knight’s tale : He’s been weighed, he’s been measured and he’s been found absolutely wanting!


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