Jamaal Lascelles slates 'missing' Manchester United defence during Newcastle defeat

Jamaal Lascelles slates 'missing' Manchester United defence during Newcastle defeat

Matt Ritchie scored the only goal of the game as the Tyneside outfit scalped an unlikely win over the Red Devils that pushes them out of the relegation places.

"They have an wonderful team with a lot of quality".

Rafa Benitez's side claimed their first home Premier League win in nearly four months on Sunday.

"When you play a top side like Manchester United you know every ball is important because if you make a mistake they will punish you". I am really pleased for the players and the fans because we did it here at home.

"We did well, although still we were a little bit lucky at the end".

"We did it most of the time, and at the end we got that goal and we defended as a team".

"It was going to be pretty tough at the beginning", said forward Perez. At the minute, we're in a good position, and we could be in a better one.

"You remember every play, every moment", the Spaniard admitted.

Rafa Benitez had his men in United faces from the off and the battle was won in midfield as Jonjo Shelvey and Mo Diame largely controlled the game against Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic, who were both substituted during the second half. You see how the other teams are winning at home.

They will take on Huddersfield Town in the fifth round of The FA Cup on Saturday before facing Sevilla in the first-leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, and Juan Mata stated in his manutd.com weekly blog that they need to turn their rage into "desire to win". "By the way, thank you to those who travelled to Newcastle, you deserved a different game and a different score". Our hard work and endeavour was enough to get us over the line.

"It was a huge win, but it wasn't a shock for us" said the 24-year-old to the Northern Echo, "Most games we have played this season, we have been really good".