Freddie Woodman issues refreshingly honest message after Man United defeat - and Willock's classy response

By Lee Ryder

Freddie Woodman says he will not "avoid responsibility" after Newcastle United's 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

The former England Under-21 international was left badly exposed by a more senior trio of centre-backs and may now pay the price for the defeat by losing his place against Leeds United.

Woodman has endured a baptism of fire in the Premier League after Steve Bruce's defence have gone missing for long periods in all four matches so far, switching off at vital times.

But Woodman, who must now wait to see if Karl Darlow replaces him on Friday night, said via Instagram: "Tough day at the office yesterday.

"Never been one to avoid responsibility, hold my hands up, wasn’t good enough. Life of a goalkeeper.

"Important now to learn and react in the right way."

Woodman's team-mate Joe Willock responded in great fashion and said: "We are all together brother we lose and win as one."

The situation has spats of last season when Bruce decided to change goalkeeper after the loss at Manchester United.

Back then Darlow - who discovered he'd been axed via the media - was replaced by Martin Dubravka.


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