Nrwcastle legend Alan Shearer has voiced his concerns about the running of the club.
Speaking on Match of the Day, Shearer opened up in a passionate rant about the club’s affairs off the pitch after their 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace on his second Manchester United debut condemned the Magpies to their third defeat in four Premier League games.
Steve Bruce’s side are currently second-bottom in the table, with the 2-2 draw against Southampton their only point so far this campaign.
And Shearer let his frustrations show, saying on Match of the Day: “I hate what my club is or has become. It’s been a long time now, it’s a hollow and an empty football club.
“There’s no hope or ambition and I’m pretty sick of it to be honest. It’s copy-paste-repeat every season.
“They give players who have been at the football club new contracts because they can’t sell them on.
“Then they have an excuse that they can’t bring other players into the football club because those players are being paid a salary.
“It’s cheaper to keep them on the books rather than buying other players. The fans deserve better. Every manager has the same problems – as I said, it’s copy-paste-repeat every season.”