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Newcastle winger Saint-Maximin slammed for 'silly tricks' and 'playing like a clown'

Former Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor has branded Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin a "clown".

Agbonlahor believes Steve Bruce will have been "pulling his hair out" after Saint-Maximin's performance in defeat at Manchester United.

He told Football Insider: "Steve Bruce has attacking players in the team.

“When Saint-Maximin is running through in the first half and he does a flick when all he has to do is pass around his opponent, what else can Steve Bruce do?

“You've got Saint-Maximin playing like a clown, playing like he's Neymar for PSG and they're 6-0 up. It's Man United.

“I was so frustrated watching him thinking 'What is this guy doing?' All he has to do is take on another player and get a shot off. Instead, he does a stupid trick and gives the ball away.

“I bet Steve Bruce was pulling his hair out and is tired of repeating to him 'Stop your silly tricks and just take people on with your pace. You don't always have to try silly tricks."


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