Date: 11th February 2018 at 6:17pm
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Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has said he hopes that he has even better results with the club after defeating Manchester United 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies, who started the day in the relegation zone after results elsewhere went against them, secured their first victory since 2013 over the Red Devils, who themselves sit second in the top flight table, thanks to Matt Ritchie’s second half strike, in what was a resolute and dogged display from the Spanish boss’ players.

Speaking after the game, the former Liverpool and Real Madrid manager said that he was very happy with the result, admitting his side were somewhat lucky to secure three points, and said that he was hoping for yet more impressive victories in the future.

When asked if this was a stand out result during his time at St James’ Park, he told the Chronicle: “Hopefully not, hopefully we will have better wins than this one.

“If you want to ask for something, ask for something more. Every player giving everything was fantastic, and to do it in front of our fans, even better.

“We have been so close in so many games and it was a pity not to win. We were a little bit lucky at the end, but I think the team deserved three points in any of these games.”

The Newcastle faithful will love the comments from the manager considering the amount of speculation there has been over his future on Tyneside, with his statement suggesting he is planning for a long-term future at the club.

Last summer saw rumours of his impending exit as a result of his frustration over transfers, something which never happened, while there have also been claims that there are a number of clubs seeking his signature at the end of the current campaign.

In other Newcastle United news, Jose Mourinho had some interesting words about the Magpies after their victory over his side.

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