Well, that was an odd one…
Manchester United headed to St James’ Park this evening with many suspecting that Louis van Gaal’s job would be under serious threat should they fail to secure three points against a Newcastle side in the midst of a genuine relegation battle.
However, 90 minutes later, United trundled out of the ground with a point… to rapturous applause. Well, maybe not rapturous applause but there was certainly a lot of praise being flung in their direction.
Having gone two nil up at St James’ Park, a duel that many are calling the game of the season so far finished up as a 3-3 draw after an incredible exhibition of end-to-end football.
Having been slated for their performance after a win against Sheffield United over the weekend however, Van Gaal and his Manchester United side were largely praised this evening for finally playing football that resembled the United of old.
Check out some of the best reaction to Manchester United’s swash-buckling performance below;
Where the hell has this football come from? This is the old Manchester United. Pass, move, run, pace, purpose! Welcome back lads! #MUFC
— Joe Sillett (@JoeSillett) January 12, 2016
Manchester United are back!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 12, 2016
Are you not entertained? pic.twitter.com/VYIqwazVUH
— United Rant (@unitedrant) January 12, 2016
Christ, a genuinely excellent, well-worked goal by Manchester United. THEY’RE BACK EVERYONE.
— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 12, 2016
— Anuj shinde (@AnujShinde71097) January 12, 2016
But that was a Manchester United performance at long last!!!
— Howard Borrington (@Howard1963OT) January 12, 2016
Scholes:”That was more like a Manchester United performance, the fans demand entertainment and they got that today.” pic.twitter.com/LGVuvv4K00
— . (@reddeviIsunited) January 12, 2016
I have no problems with that tonight – a real Manchester United performance. Should have won, but 100% entertainment.
— JohnP (@johnpen08459392) January 12, 2016
Honestly, that was the best Manchester United match this season. So much different than their other matches. Good performance but unlucky.
— Cody Konnight (@SmallDuck581) January 12, 2016