This forgotten Newcastle United player has been 'unfortunate'
Yoshinori Muto has been “unfortunate” at Newcastle United this season.
That’s the verdict of Steve Bruce, who hasn’t called upon Muto since the club’s 5-0 defeat to Leicester City two months ago. Muto, signed from Mainz two years ago, wasn’t even on the bench for Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Premier League champions Manchester City.
The Japan international has played just 101 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
Bruce, United’s head coach, says the 27-year-old – who is reportedly considering his future ahead of January’s transfer window – must be patient.
“He's got to take his chance when it comes around again,” said Bruce, who has been fielding Joelinton, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin up front. “He's been unfortunate. I like Yoshi, but, at the minute, we've got people in front of him, and we'll see where he goes.”