Didi Hamann discusses Newcastle and Aston Villa on Twitter, tips one for safety

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The former Newcastle midfielder was asked about both clubs on social media.

Dietmar Hamann was asked about both Newcastle United and Aston Villa on Twitter and his comments will encourage supporters on Tyneside.

Indeed, the German, who used to turn out in midfield for the Magpies, is not worried about the St James' Park outfit's survival chances.

He was encouraged by their 3-3 draw with Manchester United and feels they will be 'okay' when it comes to their battle against relegation.

Meanwhile, the former Premier League midfielder was also asked about Aston Villa, suggesting he is saddened by the club's demise.

Hamann believes Villa are 'fantastic' - just badly run, while he always enjoyed playing at Villa Park.

Aston Villa won their first game since the opening day of the Premier League season on Tuesday night, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 thanks to Joleon Lescott's winner.

They have since hired Steve Hollis as chairman but doubts continue over whether Randy Lerner's club will be run any better.

It certainly makes more sense to back Newcastle for safety than Villa right now but, in truth, none of the Premier League's bottom six can breathe easy at all.

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