Newcastle United delivered a resounding 3-0 victory against a lackluster Manchester United side, intensifying the pressure on beleaguered manager Erik ten Hag.
The Magpies’ impressive performance saw Miguel Almiron opening the scoring after a skillful run and pass from Tino Livramento.
Newcastle’s dominance continued as Lewis Hall, a lifelong fan of the club, netted his first senior goal with a spectacular low volley. The final blow was struck by Joe Willock, who capitalized on a defensive error to secure Newcastle’s third goal.
As the match unfolded, Newcastle supporters seized the opportunity to taunt Ten Hag with chants of “Sacked in the morning,” further exacerbating the mounting tensions.
The defeat marked Manchester United’s second consecutive 3-0 loss at home, following a disheartening derby defeat to Manchester City just days earlier. The disappointing result adds to United’s woes, as they have now lost eight of the 15 games played this season.
Ten Hag, who took the reins at United in April 2022, acknowledged the challenging situation and expressed confidence in his ability to steer the team back on track. The manager’s tenure now hangs in the balance, as fans and pundits alike await the outcome of their upcoming clash against Fulham.
Newcastle’s triumph served as payback for last season’s Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester United. Eddie Howe’s side now advances to the quarter-finals, where they will face a formidable Chelsea side.
The loss raises serious questions about the direction of Manchester United, with the manager, players, and club as a whole under scrutiny.