Lovenkrands is guaranteed a great reception if his path crosses United’s again, if not for his goals tally, but for his passion, tremendous workrate, important goals, and most of all, his love and commitment to the club, thank you Peter.
With this in mind, for a formation that requires three midfielders, the fact that Guthrie has been allowed to leave could prove a major concern in the sense that he was without doubt, along with Tiote and Cabaye, one of the three best midfielders at the club last season.
An enigmatic Colombian capable of the sublime and the ridiculous, Tino was in the mood on this night though, scoring a fantastic hat-trick to win the game 3-2, the Spanish giants couldn’t live with Asprilla.
The up and coming Premier League season has the feeling of one of critical importance to Newcastle, in justifying the heights that the club reached last season. With this in mind, the current transfer window could prove vital.
With one of the finest stadiums and fan bases in the country, a trophy drought of 43 years now is a major issue and one that ought to be addressed. So, what would it take for Newcastle to win a trophy?