Mohamed Diame wins Newcastle United Player of the Month award

Arnold Nichols
February 11, 2018

During his time at the King Power stadium, Slimani played under three different managers in Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel and is already clearly impressed by his new boss Rafael Benitez. "We look forward to the remainder of the season with confidence", said Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman of Manchester United.

"Yes, yes. I'm just on loan at the minute, but if I could stay here, I'd be very happy, so let's see how it goes", Slimani told Sky Sports.

"The red card comes, the yellow card comes, the second yellow card comes - we don't need managers to be speaking about this when it's an obvious thing that the referees must take care of it, which I think they try to do".

"Great atmosphere, but sometimes that atmosphere puts that little bit of tension in the players because they want to do so well".

Mohamed Diame has won Newcastle United's player of the month for January following his fine showings in the month under review.

He said: "We know where we are, so we have to compete with the tools that we have".

The Senegal global played a pivotal role as the Magpies secured two wins and two draws in the six games played in January. "We're nearly there. We are giving everything". "I don't know, I always liked English football".

The striker will be hoping to make his bow for Newcastle when they welcome Manchester United to St James' Park on Sunday after training with the side for the first time on Wednesday.

Players were paid more because Manchester United was back in the UEFA Champions League, but that also meant higher income from TV.

United will face a Newcastle side who sit 17th in the table with only goal difference keeping them out of the bottom three so Rafa Benitez is desperate for a positive result to boost their survival hopes.

Christian Atsu will host a gala dinner for Arms Around the Child at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on March 14.

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