Think of ourselves – Newcastle United star doesn’t focus on Manchester United


Joelinton insists Newcastle United must fully focus on himself rather than Manchester United, when they face the Red Devils in the Premier League on Monday night.

Newcastle are going through a series of tough matches where they have already played against Liverpool and Manchester City, and are expected to face Manchester United and Everton before the end of the year.

After back-to-back losses against the Reds and Citizens, the Magpies now host Ralf Rangnick’s side on Monday, with Joelinton fully aware of the quality opponents have to offer.

Manchester United have a very strong squad with quality players, according to the 25-year-old, but Joelinton is clear Newcastle only have to think about themselves and can’t consider how not playing since the 11th. December affected visitors.

“I think they have quality, a very strong and experienced team”, Joelinton says NUTV.

“I don’t know how their training went – we have to think about ourselves.

“We are playing an important game at home and we have to come into the game with everything and play our part.

“I don’t know if they will come in stronger or weaker because of the break.

“We have to prepare, focus, be fully focused and do our best the whole game and win.”

Newcastle have lost their last four meetings with Manchester United, conceding four goals on three occasions and three goals on the other.

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