Manchester United secured a return to winning ways with a defiant performance at St James’ Park, recovering from a goal down to pick up all three points over Newcastle on Sunday.
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found two warriors in his side’s 4-1 Premier League win.
And Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes both put recent misery behind them on a positive evening on Tyneside.
Things didn’t get off to a flying start, with the home side taking the lead through a Luke Shaw own goal.
But Maguire and Fernandes inspired a fine comeback victory, with the pair both getting on the scoresheet along with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford.
For Maguire, it was proof his leadership – something that’s been sorely missed in recent weeks.
Maguire won six of his seven aerial duels, managed four interceptions and made three appearances at St James’ Park.
And United will now be hopeful their captain can produce similar powerful performances in the coming weeks, with tough fixtures against the likes of PSG, Chelsea, Arsenal, RB Leipzig and Everton lying in wait.
Another warrior on Saturday night was Fernandes.
The Portugal international went into the game with reports swirling of him losing faith in Solskjaer, something both player and manager has denied.
When Fernandes missed his penalty, his first failed effort from 22 attempts, the midfielder could have been forgiven for sulking.
But instead he bounced back and scored the vital goal that put United 2-1 up, before Wan-Bissaka and Rashford made the points safe.
Before the match, Solskjaer had talked about the need for players to come together to lift them out of their current slump.
And, in Maguire and Fernandes, he found two warriors who stood tall.