Newcastle United legend Malcolm Macdonald has lashed out at club owner Mike Ashley.

Supermac has slammed Newcastle's failure to replace Yohan Cabaye as "sheer ­madness'' following his sale to PSG.

Macdonald told the Daily Star Sunday: "We all knew Cabaye was going and yet there was nothing done in terms of replacing him. It is an absolute scandal - but it is not Alan Pardew's fault.

"It is sheer madness if they think that is the way they should be running the club. It is not being run in a football fashion.

"Look at Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester City. They do in-and-out business at the same time.

"If Mike Ashley was to sell all his football boots at his Sports Direct business, wouldn't he replace them with new stock?"

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