Date: 16th April 2018 at 4:08pm
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Rafa Benitez sent a Twitter message to Newcastle fans on Monday on his birthday, thanking everyone who had sent him birthday wishes.

He sent the message on Monday morning and fans piled onto Twitter to respond from a very rare social media message from their manager.

Newcastle fans all know how much Benitez has given to the club and several fans pointed out that he’s saved their club.

Others just simply wanted to let Benitez know that they’re grateful for his loyalty and for the brilliant job he’s doing.

Despite a lack of investment, Benitez almost secured Premier League safety with a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday – and that’s probably the best present he could have asked for.

Newcastle are currently 10th in the league and a full 13 points above the drop zone with five games left to play.

Here are the best reactions from Newcastle fans in response to the man they see as a legend at the club:

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