Newcastle United fans ridicule Steve McClaren on Twitter after his latest comments about Emmanuel Riviere

Emmanuel Riviere only scored once in 23 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League last season.

Newcastle United fans have ridiculed Steve McClaren, after he told the Shields Gazette that Emmanuel Riviere will be like a new signing when he returns to fitness.

Riviere has missed the entirety of the season so far with a knee injury, but he is expected to be available for selection again in the near future.

The Frenchman is back in training, and it seems that his return to full fitness is not too far away.

“Manu Riviere is back in training, so it's like a new signing for us,” the former England boss said. “He’s buzzing around the training field, so that's a plus."

McClaren is clearly enthused by Riviere’s return, but Newcastle fans are not.

The 25-year-old’s stock could hardly be any lower at St. James’ Park, as he struggled so badly last season.

Riviere made 23 Premier League appearances during the 2014/15 campaign, but he only scored once - and rarely looked up to the standard required.

Newcastle fans are not optimistic that Riviere will prove to be the difference maker this time around either, and they certainly weren’t pleased with McClaren’s comments.

Here is the best reaction on social media site Twitter.

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