Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita insists manager Alan Pardew isn't to blame for their faltering form.

Anita feels that turning the questions on the manager is "unfair", although he says Cardiff is now a "Champions League" game for United.

"It is not just about the manager, it is about the whole team," he told The Journal.

"We all want to win here as well, the fans as well. I understand that and we must improve and put it on the pitch on Saturday.

"You cannot underestimate anyone in the Premier League so Cardiff will be tough.

"But that game is like a Champions League game for us it is so important. We must give it our all.

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