Newcastle’s Dan Burn jokes ‘we’ve always disliked’ Manchester United following 2-0 win
It felt like payback for the EFL Cup Final and the big centre-half was lapping up every second of it.
Newcastle’s Dan Burn certainly enjoyed his side’s victory this weekend, quipping that he, his teammates and perhaps the club, in general, have “always disliked” Manchester United.
Following their 2-0 win over United in the Premier League on Sunday, a result that saw Eddie Howe’s side leapfrog them opposition in the table, the Blyth-born centre-back wasted no time in expressing his delight in the Magpies’ win.
Having lost to Erik ten Hag‘s team by the same scoreline in EFL Cup back in February, Newcastle fans will have been waiting to get revenge on the Red Devils ever since and, according to Burn, so were the players, insisting that there is no love lost between the two sides.
Speaking to Sky Sports in the post-match, the 30-year-old Newcastle player and lifelong fan admitted that the win was “really special”, noting that “for a long time, we’ve always disliked Man United” and that he felt the team “owed them one this season”.
Prior to the Carabao Cup final, the two teams saw out back-to-back draws in their previous two league meetings but, before that, they were on the receiving end of a 4-1 loss at Old Trafford on the day Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the club.
Burn went on to add that he was “desperate” to get the three points this time around since joining the club from Brighton in the January transfer window.
Teammate Callum Wilson — who came off the bench to score the goal which finished off the game — echoed a similar sentiment, confirming that it was at least a little bit about vengeance after the cup final “left a sour taste” in their mouths.
Elsewhere, ten Hag made no secret of his disappointment, conceding that Newcastle “were more determined, [had] more aggression and more desire”, and was surprised that his players “couldn’t match the determination and the passion”.
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Newcastle are now level on points with United in the Premier League only with a much healthier goal difference and both have two games in hand on leaders Arsenal.
The race for the top four is far from finished.
You can see Dan Burn and Callum Wilson’s post-match interview in full down below and the highlighted from Newcastle vs Man United HERE.
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