Newcastle fans react to Jacob Murphy's performance against Manchester United

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on November 18, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle United could not get the better of an impressive Manchester United team this weekend.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on November 18, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Newcastle United lost 4-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, but there were a few reasons for Magpies fans to be positive despite their latest setback.

Some promising performances from a number of Newcastle players suggested Rafa Benitez's side will win more than they lose between now and May, while summer signign Jacob Murphy began to show what he is capable of after a shaky start to life at St. James' Park.

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United gives instructions to Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United while Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United prepares to be substituted during the...

Murphy signed for Newcastle from Norwich City in the last transfer window, yet while fellow new additions Florian Lejeune, Mikel Merino and Javier Manquilo have impressed from the outset, the former Canaries player has had to bide his time.

The 22-year-old started for Newcastle this weekend in what was his first 90-minute outing for his new side, and it was a bold move on the part of Benitez to throw him into such a tough arena and ask him to shine.

Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United and Ashley Young of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on November...

Newcastle may have fell short, overrun by a Manchester United side buoyed by the return of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but many sides before them have failed to beat Jose Mourinho's men on their own patch.

After the match we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of Murphy's latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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