Manchester United needed at least a win against Newcastle on Sunday to boost their hopes of being among the top four clubs at the end of the season.

Unfortunately, Solskjaer’s men continued their unimpressive start to the season as they recorded another shock defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park and the Magpies manager Steve Bruce was happy with the result.

Speaking to reporters, the former Manchester United defender couldn’t hide his happiness over the outcome of the encounter.

According to him, he is happy with the result because that was the first time he recorded a win against the Red Devils in 20 years.

“I’ve waited something like 20 years for a result against Man Utd. I’m delighted for everybody. What we needed was a response after last week and that was there for everyone to see.

“This just shows you that football management is up and down. You can never write the script. When that’s the case you need your team to rally around.” he said

Bruce, who spent nine years at Old Trafford during his playing days, was equally happy with the quality of the goal scored by youngster Matty Longstaff.

“Since pre-season in China, I’ve said ‘who’s this kid?’ He stands out with his ginger hair. He has wonderful enthusiasm and he lights up your day. He’s 19? So what. I’m delighted for him.” he continued.

Unlike relieved Bruce, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now at the risk of losing his job before the end of the year should he fail to turn things around as soon as possible.


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