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‘Rock solid’: These Man Utd fans think Tuanzebe should start ahead of Victor Lindelof

Manchester United’s game against Newcastle at St James’ Park is predictably goalless at half-time.

Steve Bruce’s side have come closest to scoring when Matty Longstaff hit the bar with a thunderous volley.

United have yet again been laboured in attack and have rarely threatened the Newcastle defence.

Despicably, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side did not have a shot on target in the opening half hour but should have taken the lead through Harry Maguire.

The centre-back missed a golden opportunity to open the scoring with a free header inside the six yard box. It was the best chance of the game and one you would have expected the England international to put away given his attacking threat from corners.

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A rare positive for United in another abject first-half is the defensive efforts of the new look partnership of Harry Maguire and Axel Tuanzebe.

The youngster has come in for Swedish international Victor Lindelof, who was ruled out with an injury sustained in the goalless draw against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday.

Tuanzebe has arguably been the best player for the Reds, dealing with Brazilian striker Joelinton with ease.

Let’s hope the Reds can step up the intensity in the second-half and secure a much-needed away victory.

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