'Disrespectful' - Newcastle fans react as Steve Bruce criticises Chronicle after Man Utd loss

By Kieran King

It proved to be another frustrating afternoon for Steve Bruce as his Newcastle United side were beaten 4-1 at Manchester United on Saturday afternoon.

Javier Manquillo scored the Magpies' only goal, whilst efforts from Bruno Fernandes, Jesse Lingard and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo saw the hosts come away with all three points at Old Trafford.

The result leaves Newcastle in 19th in the Premier League with just one point from their opening four matches and Bruce has come under increased pressure following a tough start.

His frustration spilled out in a post-match interview with the Chronicle, where he appeared to be angry following a question asked about whether he had been on a holiday in the build-up to the game.

The response has gained plenty of reaction from Newcastle supporters and some shared their thoughts on the situation, with one claiming that Bruce 'has little respect for [the] fans'.

Here is what some had to say:

@StephenJF94 : He has utter contempt for the press and supporters. He feels like he should be above questioning. I doubt whether it would’ve made any difference had he stayed at home, but he shouldn’t have gone away.

@ISimpson73 : Disgraceful attitude, clearly he has little respect for fans, even blaming Ryder & the Chronicle for the #BruceOut chants. You can't defend Bruce, answer it, move on but he's made a mountain out of it now.

@PerennialPundit : Fair play to @lee_ryder. Journalists should and must ask the hard questions. Bruce's reaction to him recently has been nothing short of unprofessional and a disgrace.

@Lee_Wilson1 : Lee didn’t deserve that tone. Bruce is obligated to answer questions and fans' concerns! Fair play for asking him. Bruce is extremely defensive and he doesn’t like being challenged. I’d like to know why our players look so unfit. Bruce has to go.

@elmarcosmasonos : Excuse after excuse. I want a manager who lives and breathes our football club, someone who won't rest until he can squeeze another 1% out of every member of his squad.

@Thomas_C22 : Such a disrespectful response to @lee_ryder and the Chronicle as a whole. I understand he’s probably frustrated, but he takes it out on the wrong people and doesn’t help himself with the things he says.

Although the result wouldn't have pleased Bruce, the performance might have done as his team created a number of good opportunities and were unfortunate to lose by the margin they did.

Nevertheless, the Magpies will be looking to earn their first win of the season when they face Leeds United in a crunch clash at St James' Park on Friday night.


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