Newcastle United’s FA Cup third round exit to Cambridge United has many supporters suggesting the writing should be on the wall for a number of their underperformers.

Matt Ritchie was one player singled out after the 1-0 defeat, as fans believe he’s been below-par for the longest time and isn’t good enough to keep them in the Premier League.

Newcastle have been told to offload the 32-year-old by supporters on social media. They appreciate his efforts in a makeshift position but feel he’s subpar for the task ahead of them.

Ritchie joined the Magpies from Bournemouth in 2016 and has gone on to make 186 appearances in all competitions, scoring 24 goals with 33 assists. The Scotland international remains a regular at St James’ Park, featuring 17 times across the board this season, but he’s not been at his best.

Ritchie has created 28 chances and whipped in 103 crosses in 16 league games, but he’s been dribbled past 17 times and given away 13 fouls. His deal at Newcastle is up in 18 months and may not be renewed based on current form. It doesn’t appear fans would be too upset.

In other news, fans on social media say ‘disappointing’ Jonjo Shelvey is ‘not good enough’