Many Newcastle United fans are lauding their former striker Daryl Murphy after a piece from ChronicleLive reflected on his career at the Tyneside club.
As per the article, Murphy recalled the moment when he drove into the Magpies’ training ground, as supporters waited to get autographs from him.
The 37-year old was signed by Rafa Benitez, and the player admits himself that perhaps it was an underwhelming one, especially with his Sunderland roots. Murphy claims that because he was signed by the 60-year old, members of the Toon faithful gave him a chance, as they had trust in the Spanish manager.
The Irish international also talked about his positive attitude in training, and said that he loved playing for NUFC.
As per the report, Mike Ashley did not approve of the signing given his age, but Murphy proved him wrong. He scored six goals and provided one assist in 18 appearances in all competitions under Benitez, according to Transfermarkt.
These supporters lauded their ex-man on Twitter:
Proved them all wrong Daryl fella. Fantastic for us and maybe should have played more!
— Regular Chris (@ChrisTheRegular) April 23, 2020
Absolute class act, but of a cult hero from that championship season.
— Phillip Applegarth (@rfnapps) April 23, 2020
@RobAlexander_98 give this a read, what a player
— pete (@pete11smith) April 23, 2020
But once we saw him play 🙌🏼👌🏼 top professional & a great buy from @rafabenitezweb 👍🏼
— ⚫️Paul Usher (@Paul_Usher1) April 23, 2020
Loved his attitude and commitment, a fan’s favourite,prime example of a decent player who gave 100%
— Paul Hewitt (@PaulHew03845348) April 23, 2020
Played an important role and never let the club down. Definitely a hit ⬛⬜
— MJANUFC⚽🥊 (@MjaNufc) April 23, 2020
Top pro. Absolutely loved him. Infact I think he’d have done a better job in the PL if we had not replaced him with Joselu.
— Saikat Sanyal (@CorkingToon) April 23, 2020
Thought he done a good job for us, given what we have now I would take him over joelinton
— Danny Hanlon (@DannyHanlon) April 23, 2020
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