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Bruce claims that Longstaff's debut was the best he has ever seen

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

Matty Longstaff became an instant hero at St James' Park as he netted the winner against Manchester United.

Matthew Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with teammate Andy Carroll after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester...

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce spoke to the Daily Mail about Matty Longstaff on the aftermath of his side's win against Manchester United.

The Magpies were under enormous pressure to get something out of the game against the Red Devils after losing 5-0 to Leicester City last weekend. Bruce, who made a few changes to his side, couldn't have asked for a better result and showered praises on match-winner Matty Longstaff. 

 

The 19-year-old made his debut alongside his elder brother Sean and he was nothing short of incredible. Longstaff blasted home the winner from distance in the 72nd minute and not many can argue that Bruce's side deserved to take all three points. 

The Newcastle boss was full of praises for the teenager and made a surprising claim: "‘It was quite fantastic to see, the local kid alongside his brother. To score on your debut against Manchester United, I’ve never witnessed any better ones than that."

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United embraces Matthew Longstaff of Newcastle United after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on...

Bruce claiming that Longstaff's debut was the best that he had ever seen is a huge claim considering that he has handed out a number of first starts to players during his 400-game reign as a manager in the Premier League. The teenager, who only played due to Isaac Hayden's suspension, has now made a massive claim for a starting spot and after that performance, he well and truly deserves it. 

With a home game against Wolves either side of away trips to Chelsea and West Ham coming up after the international break, Newcastle needed that win to boost their confidence and Bruce hangs on for at least another three weeks. 

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United celebrates his teams opening goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06,...

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