Garth Crooks selects Newcastle United star in his team of the week after beating Man Utd

Garth Crooks has picked his best 11 performers from the weekend’s action.

The Premier League team of the weekend that has most impressed him.

Included in his top 11 is one player from the game at St James Park.

Going into Sunday’s game, Steve Bruce had never beaten Manchester United in his entire managerial career, all 21 games of them.

Garth Crooks declares ‘It is not often a manager takes up most of the column inches in my report but on this occasion Bruce deserves it.’

The BBC Sport pundit saying it took a ‘tremendous amount of courage’ for Steve Bruce to give 19 year old Matty Longstaff his Premier League debut, with Newcastle second bottom of the table and facing Man Utd.

The midfielder not letting the NUFC Head Coach down, scoring the winner and putting in a man of the match performance, which gets him into the Garth Crooks team of the week.

Garth Crooks explains why he picked Matty Longstaff in his Premier League team of the week and then the full eleven are listed below:

Matty Longstaff:

“This was a massive win for Newcastle and Steve Bruce in particular.

“It was his first managerial win over Manchester United and he called on a young 19-year-old local Geordie lad to do it.

“Matthew Longstaff is the kid. Remember the name.

“It is not often a manager takes up most of the column inches in my report but on this occasion Bruce deserves it.

“It takes a tremendous amount of courage for a manager to give a young lad his debut against Manchester United when points are in desperate need.

“Not only did the kid deliver, he scored the winning goal.

“This could have turned out very badly for Bruce, but instead it turned out extremely badly for {Manchester!) United and their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

“Did you know? At 19 years and 199 days, Longstaff became the youngest player to score on his Premier League debut for Newcastle United.”

Mat Ryan (Brighton)

Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace)

David Luiz (Arsenal)

Lewis Dunk (Brighton)

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)

Matty Longstaff (Newcastle)

James Milner (Liverpool)

Adama Traore (Wolves)

Aaron Connolly (Brighton)

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

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