Rio Ferdinand reveals what Eddie Howe told him about Joelinton

Joelinton arrived at Newcastle United with a lot of expectations but struggled to find his feet at St James’ Park for a long time. And by the time that Eddie Howe arrived as the manager of the club earlier this season, most fans must have already written him off as a transfer mistake and understandably so.

They’re a joy to work with – Eddie Howe talks up Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe insists Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes are “a joy to work with” after they both found the net in a 3-0 win at struggling Norwich.Joelinton scored twice on his 100th Premier League appearance for Newcastle as the Magpies recorded their first win at Carrow Road since January 1994.The Brazilian broke the deadlock in the 35th minute with a curled strike into the top corner before slotting home again just six minutes later.His compatriot Guimaraes wrapped up the win at the start of the second half when he beat a defender to Tim Krul’s attempted pass out from...

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe hails Joelinton’s versatility

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has hailed the transformation of Joelinton from misfiring striker to midfield enforcer.The Brazilian looked set to become one of the Premier League’s biggest flops after failing to fire in front of goal following his £40 million switch from Hoffenheim in 2019.But Howe’s decision to pull Joelinton back into the centre of the pitch already looks an inspired one, and the 25-year-old capped another eye-catching display with the opening goal in Saturday’s crucial 2-0 win at Brentford.“The biggest compliment I can pay him is that he hasn’t made it look difficult and hasn’t required too much information...

Sean Longstaff hits out at ‘disgraceful’ Joelinton abuse

Newcastle have an unlikely hero. Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff has hit out at the ‘disgraceful’ abuse aimed at Brazilian forward, turned midfielder, Joelinton. The Brazilian turned in a mightily impressive display for the Magpies at home to Manchester United on Monday night, excelling in a midfield three,...

'Joelinton disrespect is a disgrace': How the new Newcastle midfielder won fans over

"I didn't realise you were that good" were the first words put to Joelinton in a television interview after his masterclass in Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Allan Saint-Maximin gave the Magpies the lead before Edinson Cavani's equaliser denied them only a second win of the season. But everyone was talking about Joelinton, the £40m striker ridiculed for a lack of goals who is finding a new lease of life as a central midfielder.

Newcastle give Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United a lesson in pressing as Joelinton dazzles in draw

Ralf Rangnick would have applauded the intensity, the intention, and the execution. Only, the kind of pressing he advocates and is famed for was being implemented by Newcastle, with Allan Saint-Maximin hounding Diogo Dalot when the clock struck 54.That was a theme of the night at St James’ Park; the hosts suffocating and stifling their jaded opponents in an encounter that made it difficult to decipher which team had recorded a sole league victory ahead of kick-off amid Operation Avoid Relegation. Substitute Edinson Cavani carpeted some of the embarrassment by securing an undeserved point for Manchester United; the Uruguayan enforcing...