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Steve Bruce appears to joke to Newcastle staff ‘shall we f*** off now?’ as his side beat West Ham in pre-season friendly


Steve Bruce appeared to say to his Newcastle staff ‘shall we f*** off now?’ after his side beat West Ham in a pre-season friendly.

The Magpies beat West Ham 1-0 in their Premier League Asia Trophy clash in Shanghai.

Steve Bruce joked with his staff after Newcastle beat West Ham in China

Yoshinori Muto scored the only goal of the game and was a significant improvement from their 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Wolves.

New Newcastle manager Bruce was watching the game from the stands as his side played their final game in China.

The 58-year-old is only on a 72-hour tourist visa and not allowed to officially work in China.

He would have also been pleased to see Sean Longstaff play his first game since March as he continues his recovery from injury.

Despite figures of up to £50million being discussed about a transfer to Manchester United, former Sunderland boss Bruce insists he wants to keep the youngster at St James’ Park.

“He’s the type of player you want to build your team around, I’ve only seen him for a day, but he has had an unbelievable rise,” said Bruce.

“Very much reminds me of a Michael Carrick. I’m not aware that he’s going to United, I’m not aware of that at all.”

The Magpies will now head back to the UK for the rest of their pre-season after finishing third in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Wolves went on to win the competition after beating Manchester City on penalties.

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