'Never want to see him again', 'Awful' - Newcastle fans slam 24-yr-old display in loss v Watford
Newcastle United fans have slammed Javier Manquillo for his performance in the 2-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Manquillo, 24, was picked to start his first Premier League game since the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City in mid-January, and many fans could see why he had been sat on the bench for so long when his poor defending led to Watford opening the scoring in the second minute when Roberto Pereyra scored.
The Spanish full-back was never going to be the most popular signing at St James’ Park when he arrived from Atletico Madrid last summer off the back of a relegation campaign on loan at Sunderland.
He was a mainstay of Rafa Benitez’s first-team until January when members of the squad were welcomed back from injury, but he was back in the team this weekend, but his performance left the Toon Army wishing that he would leave in the summer.
One angry Newcastle fans claimed he never wants to see him play for the club again.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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So forget what I said about Manquillo I never want to see him again
— Shay ???????? (@MagikelMikel) May 5, 2018
I never ever want to see manquillo in a black and white shirt again #nufc
— ARealGeordie (@ARealGeordie) May 5, 2018
— Dan'Ratty'Ratcliffe (@Ratcliffe1981) May 5, 2018
Had visions of this when i seen the name Manquillo #nufc
— Callum Ingham (@Geordie_Ingham) May 5, 2018
Manquillo,Perez are just awful and Shelvey needed a rest
— ash Mcghee (@07724_850636) May 5, 2018
Anyone who signs and picks manquillo Joselu Perez will defo not get my vote
— Steven Perrin (@reggie75nufc) May 5, 2018
I'm glad we can now confirm that Javier Manquillo is bad. #WATNEW
— Alex B (@Alex_Beilman) May 5, 2018
Manquillo has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Newcastle this season.
He has been used at both right-back and left-back by Benitez, who really struggled with his full-back options in the first half of the campaign.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies are in pole position to sign this 6ft 7in colossus who has snubbed Real Madrid and Man United.