Newcastle fans want Christian Atsu to start in Aston Villa game tonight

Christian Atsu GoalFans want manager Benitez to start the Atsu

Ghana winger Christian Atsu has managed his way into the hearts of some Newcastle United fans.

Atsu since joining the Championship side has been consistent in terms of his performance for the club.

The 25-year old has not started a game for the Magpies in the league since December.

He enjoyed a starting role as United recorded a 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest two months ago.

But the Toon fans want manager Rafa Benitez to start the tricky winger in the match against struggling Villa.

Atsu has featured in 21 matches for Newcastle in all competitions this season after joining on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea in the summer and scored three goals in the process.