Man United fought hard at St James’ Park and had David de Gea to thank for keeping the score goalless after he kept out Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse with some fine saves.
The tension was clearly too much for Neville and he couldn’t help but express his delight on Twitter when Young netted what tuurned out to be the winning goal:
Hahahhahahahahahhahhahhahahhahahhahhahahhahhhhahhahhahhhahhahhhahhaaaahaa!!!! Get in!
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 4, 2015
The overriding feeling for United fans’ was relief following the result and Neville’s tweet was a perfect embodiment of that.
United simply couldn’t afford to drop points against the Magpies given Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal all won. United take on Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday before tough fixtures against Spurs and Liverpool at Old Trafford and Anfield respectively.