Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Haidara's performance, perfect crosser for Mitrovic?

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The 22-year-old set up the winner and was sent off for the Magpies. All in a day's work.

All the talk at Newcastle United at the moment revolves around Aleksandar Mitrovic - even when he's not playing.

Indeed, boss Steve McClaren has confirmed that the 20-year-old is close to a St James' Park move, according to the Chronicle, and supporters are already thinking about how the Tyneside outfit can line up to suit the striker.

A case in point was the performance of Massadio Haidara during Newcastle's 1-0 friendly win over Sacramento early into the hours of Sunday morning.

Haidara's cross set up the own goal that settled the match and the 22-year-old made a number of brilliant deliveries throughout the encounter. Naturally, he received plenty of praise from fans on Twitter - although several still feel he needs to offer more tactically and positionally. 

Reaction, then, was mixed but with the majority leaning towards the positive side. Especially when it comes to the possibility of Haidara being the perfect crosser for Mitrovic. There were plenty of opinions, too, on the Newcastle man's red card, with many - including McClaren - feeling it was a harsh decision.

Georginio Wijnaldum made his debut for the Magpies in the last 20 minutes of the friendly, although all eyes were still on Haidara here...

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