United, who were held to a 3-3 draw by Galatasaray in the Champions League in midweek, saw their three-game winning run in the Premier League come to an end following Anthony Gordon&aposs second half winner. The former Everton man turned the ball home from close range after connecting with a low cross from Kieran Tripper
It was nothing more than what the Magpies&apos dominance had deserved, with Eddie Howe&aposs side dominating proceedings from the first whistle. They were quicker and braver than the Reds, going close to opening the scoring prior to half-time via a Tripper free-kick that hit the woodwork.
United manager Erik ten Hag made four changes from the side that drew with Galatasaray just over 72 hours earlier and among those recalled to the starting XI was Rashford, who was deployed on the right-flank to accommodate Garnacho&aposs inclusion on the left. However, in the opinion of Shearer, neither of them did enough to help full-backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot, resulting in scathing criticism from the Match of the Day pundit.
“They [Newcastle] absolutely battered Man United in wide areas,” Shearer told BBC Sport. “[Kieran] Trippier and [Tino] Livramento were sensational against [Aaron] Wan-Bissaka and [Diogo] Dalot.
“In their defence, they got no help whatsoever from [Alejandro] Garnacho and [Marcus] Rashford. Rashford didn&apost look at it at all – didn&apost look interested. It happened so many times. Newcastle created so many chances and they should have had many goals.