Anita proud to be part of Newcastle Utd’s win at Man Utd

Vurnon Anita
Vurnon Anita

VURNON Anita says he was proud to be one of Newcastle United’s history boys at Old Trafford.

The midfielder helped the club record its first away win at Manchester United in 41 years on Saturday.

Yohan Cabaye scored what turned out to be a historic second-half goal.

And the result saw Newcastle – now top of the Premier League’s form table having won five or their last six games – end the weekend in seventh place.

The significance of the result wasn’t lost on Anita, who came into the side to strengthen the midfield at the expense of striker Shola Ameobi.

“Yes, I heard we hadn’t won for 41 years here,” Anita said.

“It’s a big win for us. It was also a good result after the defeat on Wednesday (to Swansea City).

“We kept the ball very well. We were tight on our men, and we deserved our goal.

“It’s a nice victory, and a historic victory.”

Anita grew up in Holland dreaming of playing at the stadiums like Old Trafford, and the 24-year-old enjoyed every minute of his time on the pitch.

“It was a big game,” he said. “As a young child, you always want to play in the big games.

“This was a big game for me, the team and the whole club.

“I enjoyed it, and I think that showed on the pitch.”