SAMMY Ameobi wants to make Newcastle fans forget about the club’s inability to land senior recruits this summer.
The younger Ameobi brother is set to benefit from United failing to secure a striker in the close season with an increased number of starts – beginning tonight at Old Trafford.
“Of course I know what the supporters think,” he said.
“I know that a lot of them weren’t too happy at the fact that we didn’t get more players in the summer, but this is our opportunity to show that we’re good enough.
“We have got enough strength in our squad to get through games like this.
“Of course I want to prove those people who think we’re not good enough wrong.”
With Wayne Rooney set to return for the Red Devils it promises to be a major test for a young Newcastle side.
“Manchester United will be very tough. It’s a tough draw for us,” Ameobi said.
“For young players like myself this is a big, big opportunity. We all believe that we’re good enough and I have always said that we have a group of young players that are capable of performing well but now we have to prove it.
“The opportunities aren’t much tougher than Manchester United but we’re just waiting for an opportunity to prove that we’re good enough, and hopefully this is the chance we have waited for.”