Magpies ace Dwight Gayle sat down for an exclusive interview with the club's official website, and admitted that he is still a big fan of the Red Devils, ahead of his side's clash with Jose Mourinho's men at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Newcastle have begun their 2017/18 campaign in respectable fashion, and currently sit in 11th position in the Premier League table, after their impressive return of 14 points from their opening 11 league outings.
Gayle himself has endured a difficult campaign, following his heroics in the Championship last season, having failed to register either a goal or an assist in nine appearances for the Toon thus far.
This weekend's game against United will be a big one for the 27-year-old, who grew up supporting the Red Devils.
The former Dagenham and Redbridge and Crystal Palace hitman sat down for an exclusive interview with NUFC.co.uk, and admitted that he has always admired Saturday's illustrious opponents:
"David Beckham was from my area, so he was a bit of an idol for myself. I followed Man United growing up, and I still have a little feeling for them, and still enjoy watching them."
Many expect the Tyneside outfit to struggle against second-placed United at the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho's men have not lost there since September 2016, so Newcastle will have to be at their very best if they expect to bring anything back to St James' Park to show for their efforts.