By Russell Edge

25th Feb, 2018 | 3:19pm

'Will always hate you', 'Breaks my heart' - Newcastle fans blast Benitez over in-form attacker

Newcastle United fans have taken to social media to blast manager Rafael Benitez for his decision to ship Aleksandar Mitrovic out on loan after the Serbian scored for Fulham against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The powerhouse forward found himself signing on a season-long loan deal at Craven Cottage on deadline day at the end of the January transfer window, having been cast out of the first team at St James’ Park by the Spanish boss.
Having started the last three games for the London club, the 23-year-old has scored in both of the last two games, which is as many goals as he netted during the first half of the season with the Magpies.
As a result of his fine form, which includes the Cottagers’ second goal in an impressive 2-0 win over runaway Championship leaders Wolves, the Toon Army have criticised Benitez’s decision to axe the 33-cap Serbia international, with some questioning why they let him go to bring Islam Slimani in.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:

Mitrovic made just seven appearances for Newcastle this season before leaving in January, scoring twice, and has a total of 72 outings and 17 goals under his belt across all competitions.
In other Newcastle United news, the mystery of why this Magpies mainstay was missing against Bournemouth has been revealed.

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