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MetiNews.Com - Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce responds to Manchester United loss in his post-match press conference
Breaking News ! Steve Bruce risked the wrath of supporters last night when insisting Newcastle United's 4-1 loss to Man United "looked worse than it was." The Magpies capitulated after taking the lead through a Luke Shaw own goal and afforded a Man United side supposedly low on confidence a whopping 28 goal attempts. Despite coming within four minutes of what would have been an undeserved draw, Newcastle slumped to a heavy defeat and conceded four goals at home for the first time since 2014. Bruce said: "They were a handful all night, some of their forward players and their movement we found it difficult. "But you stay in it, they scored from a free kick we had and broke away and then towards the end we were a bit naive. "Karl Darlow has been fantastic. "He was brave when we needed him to be. Read More Related Articles Newcastle United player ratings: Magpies beaten heavily as Red Devils strike late Read More Related Articles Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United match report: Deserved defeat after late collapse "You know your goalkeeper will have to play well against the big teams, I hope he will be OK next week after picking up a knock." When describing the performance, Bruce said: "I thought we were a little bit too easy at times to play against.
."It is work in progress for us. "We have tried to change and with that it will take time. The defeat looks worse than it really was." Afterwards, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflected on a win that kept him in his job for another week at least, and said: "It was a great result and great character to come back, led by a very inspirational captain. "The boys came together really well. "They are looking forward to every game. "Today I rested a few and they have come on and done the business for us."
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