The Italian international said two weeks ago: "We face three home games that can transform our season" . and United failed to win any of them.
Davide Santon: "This is the toughest time the club has been through since I've been here.
"Last year was great, but now it's a bit more difficult.
"But we've got to stay positive, give a little more and try to get that win.
"Hatem Ben Arfa is really big for us and we'll miss him.
"He's been our best player this season and without him, it will be difficult.
"We'll have to try a different type of player because he's so hard to replace."
Source: Newcastle United Mad