Thu 2 Nov 2023, 11:01 · Ash Harrison

‘Unbelievable’: Lewis Hall now says £32m man was ‘magnificent’ against Man United last night

‘Unbelievable’: Lewis Hall now says £32m man was ‘magnificent’ against Man United last night
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There has been a lot of buzz around the signings of Lewis Hall and Tino Livramento and what that could mean for the future of Newcastle United.

Internally, the club are convinced they have two future England stars on their hands, and after last night's performances, there won't be many arguments with that claim.

Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall have started in both Carabao Cup fixtures this season and in the tie against Manchester City it was a mixed result. Livramento was superb with fans getting extremely excited about the future, but Hall seemed to struggle in the game and was hooked at half-time.

Hall and Livramento gave Newcastle fans a glimpse of an exciting future

Last night against Manchester United, though, Lewis Hall lived up to the hype and had a brilliant game, capped off by scoring a stunning volley from the edge of the area - his first senior goal and he bagged it for the club he grew up supporting.

After the game, Hall spoke to NUFC TV and was asked about Livramento's contribution for the first goal, setting up Miguel Almiron after a brilliant run.

“Magnificent run wasn’t it? When he was dribbling and he got past the first two players I was thinking ‘he’s got to release it now, surely’ but he just kept going. Even the pass, I was quite far away from it so I didn’t know what he was going for and then it just went straight into Miggy’s path, and it was a good finish as well.
“But Tino’s been unbelievable, both this game and the City game. Obviously, it’s difficult for him with the quality of [Kieran Trippier]. He’s been patient and he’s taken both the chances when he’s got them.”

Will Eddie Howe start to make more use of his young fullbacks now?

No doubt that game will have given young Hall a huge lift and also given Eddie Howe confidence that he can use his young fullbacks in Premier League and Champions League games instead of just keeping them in reserve for the Carabao Cup.

Especially Livramento. Tino looks absolutely raring to go, first-team ready. As Hall said, it's difficult for him to get more game time he has to dethrone Kieran Trippier, but surely there is scope for rotation.

As for Hall, his versatility makes him a perfect addition to a matchday squad, even if just as an impact sub.