Steve McClaren has no excuses now according to Jamie Redknapp.

The former Liverpool midfielder says that after the money spent in the last two transfer windows, the Newcastle Head Coach won’t have a leg to stand on if his team still end up getting relegated.

Jamie Redknapp described Saturday as ‘a huge win’ and says that the ‘pressure would have been immense’ if Newcastle had lost that game, or in reality even if United had got a point.

Redknapp says that United are now a ‘decent attacking’ force with Mitrovic, Townsend, Sissoko and Wijnaldum, with Jonjo Shelvey in the role of playmaker.

The player turned pundit says that if Newcastle do survive, the supporters might have to give Mike Ashley ‘a little bit of credit’ for the January transfer activity.

I don’t know about you but that sounds a bit like somebody pushing you into the sea and then you are supposed to be grateful if they throw you a lifejacket!

After years of neglect and lack of team strengthening in transfer window after transfer window, Mike Ashley has got us into this mess (the same as the previous relegation) and so it was down to him to dig us out.

Jamie Redknapp writing for The Mail:

“It was a good transfer window for Newcastle and if it proves to be the difference between relegation and survival, then the fans might have to give Mike Ashley a bit of credit.

“It has not been a good season on Tyneside but that was a huge win against West Brom – lose that and the pressure would have been immense.

“But now they have some decent attacking options with Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko, Andros Townsend and Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Jonjo Shelvey is pulling the strings in midfield.

“Given how much money they have spent, Steve McClaren really won’t have any excuses if his side don’t stay up now.”

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