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Michael Gray “Rafa Benitez is a born winner”

5 years ago

Michael Gray thinks that Rafa Benitez is the best signing Newcastle will make this summer, if they manage to keep hold of him.

The Sunderland fan and former player declaring ‘The guy is a born winner’.

Gray has just watched Sunderland fall apart and the future looks desperate for them, so it must be sticking in his throat as he sees Newcastle replacing them as CHAMPIONS!

Michael Gray speaking on Football on 5:

“Newcastle started very brightly (against Barnsley) and the first goal was fantastic.

“A great move finished off by Perez, it was a superb performance from them.”

(Presenter and Newcastle fan…) Lynsey Hipgrave ‘Worthy winners?’

“Take nothing away from them.

“I said at the start of the season they would get over a hundred points but congratulations, they bounced straight back.

“That was the job they had in hand at the beginning of the season and they have done that.

“Again, like we said at the start of this season, the hard work starts now.

“Keeping hold of Rafa Benitez is their best signing, that is what they have to do.

“They have to back him with funds, because lets face it, this team is not good enough to stay in the Premier League – but I think they will get backed with maybe £100m.

“The guy (Rafa Benitez) is a born winner.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Newcastle 3 Barnsley 0


Newcastle: Perez 23, Mbemba 59, Gayle 90

Possession was Barnsley 44% Newcastle 56%

Total shots were  Barnsley 8 Newcastle 15

Shots on target were Barnsley 3 Newcastle 8

Corners were  Barnsley 4 Newcastle 10

Referee: James Linington

Newcastle United:

Elliot, Yedlin, Mbemba, Hayden (Haidara 13), Dummett, Gouffran, Colback, Shelvey (Diame 72), Atsu, Perez, Mitrovic (Gayle 80)

Unused Subs:

Darlow, Lazaar, Anita, Murphy

Crowd: 52,276 (2,789 Barnsley)

To read the instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Newcastle 3 Barnsley 0 go HERE

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