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Alan Shearer reviews Newcastle United v Manchester United – ‘I just wanted more’

5 years ago

Alan Shearer was at St James Park in two roles last night, as both a supporter and working for Radio Five Live.

With both hats on, Shearer said after the game that he ‘just wanted more’.

Not many times this season any of us could say that…

A dramatic match which saw Newcastle come back from 2-0 and 3-2, obviously always a much better feeling when you draw – if you have been the team that was trailing.

Alan Shearer says the game was a credit to Louis van Gaal, Steve McClaren and all 25 players who contributed, with both managers gambling to win according the former Newcastle number nine.

A great atmosphere for both Alan Shearer and the fans to enjoy but he just hopes that Newcastle can take into future games against ‘lesser teams’.

Next up is West Ham and it is a hard push at the moment to describe them as a ‘lesser’ team, considering they have now won their last four games and by defeating Bournemouth last night, they moved above Manchester United and into fifth – only a point off the Champions League places.

Once again though, it is all about Newcastle United and the players going out with the same attitude on Saturday that they showed in the second half against Manchester United.

NUFC are still in massive trouble but at least there are now signs of life!

Alan Shearer talking on Radio Five Live:

“What a fantastic match.

“Credit to both sets of players and managers as they both wanted to win and they gambled to win. I think a draw was a fair result.

“How on earth can you work football out?

“Newcastle got some confidence and they shoved themselves 10 yards up the pitch, particularly in the first half.

“They got that goal just before half-time and I’m sure Steve McClaren told them to do the same as they had in the last 10 minutes of the first half.

“It was a great atmosphere in the stadium and I just wanted more.

“The one concern is that we have seen Newcastle performances like this against Tottenham and Liverpool but what they have to do now, is go into games against lesser teams and produce that kind of performance.”


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