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PremierLeague-News.Com - Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer believes the Magpies are missing their 'best player' in Callum Wilson and that their survival chances will be defined by their upcoming four or five matches
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Alan Shearer believes the next "four or five matches" will define Newcastle United's season as they bid to avoid relegation. The Magpies are now just three points clear of the drop zone following Sunday's defeat at Manchester United and Fulham's impressive recent form. In contrast, Steve Bruce's side have won just twice in their last 16 matches in all competitions and have seen their 10-point cushion almost evaporate. It was an encouraging first-half display from the Magpies at Old Trafford, with Allan Saint-Maximin cancelling out Marcus Rashford's opener. However, the Red Devils ended up recording a comfortable victory with a strike from Daniel James and a Bruno Fernandes penalty sealing a 3-1 win. Read More Related Articles Steve Bruce insists Newcastle United will not go down Read More Related Articles The Steve Bruce full-time moment that got fans talking after Old Trafford loss Shearer believes Newcastle were the "better side" in the first-half, but insists Manchester United deserved the victory after the visitors began to tire around the hour mark. However, he believes the Magpies are missing their "best player" and the upcoming fixtures against the likes of Wolves and West Brom will define their campaign.
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. "They pressed well, they showed a good attitude in getting the goal back. They certainly deserved that.
Daniel James of Manchester United scores a goal to make it 2-1 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United
"Then again for 10-15 minutes of the second half, but then they looked so tired after that and Man United were the better team and deserved to win it. "They're missing their best player and their goal threat in Callum Wilson. Not only does he stretch teams, he is the one who poses a threat in and around the six-yard box. "But the next four or five games are Newcastle's season, particularly with the form that Fulham are in."
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