Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman for his error leading to the opening goal at Old Trafford and has questioned fans’ criticism of Steve Bruce.
The Magpies are without a win in their opening Premier League fixtures and have endured a dismal transfer window, but the former Villa striker believes Bruce will keep them in the league despite their poor start.
Agbonlahor has labelled criticism of the Magpies head coach “boring” and asked fans what they expect when there are “limited finds” available.
He told Football Insider: “Criticising Bruce is boring from Newcastle fans.
“Your manager is managing a team with limited funds. Everyone else is spending money and Newcastle aren’t so what do you expect from him?
“They put up a great fight against Manchester United for 40 minutes until the keeper decided to throw one in and Ronaldo’s second goal went through his legs. With a proper keeper both of Ronaldo’s goals wouldn’t have gone in. The keeper let him down.
“The Fernandes goal you can’t do anything about.
“Steve Bruce deserves a break, he will keep them in the league but he can’t take them to the next level with limited funds. Newcastle fans need to understand that. I don’t understand what more they want for him.”
Bruce’s side are set to face Leeds United on Friday night with both sides vying for their first win in the Premier League this season.
The Magpies head coach has a decision to make in goal, with reports suggesting he could reinstall Karl Darlow to the starting line-up.