• ‘We’re a really good squad,’ says Argentinian
• United search for first win of the season
Federico Fernández is adamant Newcastle are not the new Swansea and there is no cause for panic at St James’ Park. The Argentinian central defender disagrees with suggestions he has swapped last season’s relegation battle in south Wales for a similar skirmish on Tyneside, maintaining it is far too early to make such comparisons.
With Swansea in the Championship, Fernández headed north for an August reunion with his former Napoli manager Rafael Benítez. His form alongside Jamaal Lascelles has been solid but, collectively, Newcastle have struggled and could do with securing their first win of the season, at home to Leicester on Saturday.