Newcastle’s underwhelming campaign came to a catastrophic climax as they were consigned to relegation to the Championship.
Although they have managed to retain the services of manager Rafael Benitez, it seems likely that a number of their star players will jump ship – such as Georginio Wijnaldum, Ayoze Perez and Andros Townsend.
It is imperative, therefore, that the Magpies recruit well. They must avoid signing too many “superstars” on high wages as they might end up like Queen’s Park Rangers. But they must also sign players who are likely to fire them up the table and help them to achieve instant promotion back to the Premiership.
Manchester United are famed for their academy. They continue to churn out talented footballers at a regular rate and this was evidenced most prominently during their injury crisis this season.
Louis Van Gaal gave a number of youngsters their debut and a spell at a top Championship side would be mutually beneficial.
So here are FIVE Manchester United youngsters that Newcastle should consider signing…