In an era of smart phones and 24 hour access to the internet it has become increasingly effortless to make direct contact with your idols.
However, in the same vein, it's also become increasingly effortless to take blurry photos, upload them to social media and receive an outpouring of emotional sentiment in response.
The Venezuelan forward has played four times for the Magpies since joining on loan from West Bromwich Albion in the summer, however he is currently sidelined with a thigh injury and missed his team's dramatic 3-2 loss to United.
Hence, rather than running around on a pitch for 90 minutes trying to blast the ball past the hands of David De Gea, Rondon found himself watching his teammates from behind the safety of a laptop screen like the rest of us and decided that he'd tweet about it.
Clearly missing the striker, Newcastle fans were quick to respond to Rondon's post with a strong display of support:
Come. Back soon Salomon..— Kang (@chaser_kang) October 6, 2018
Boy we need you, come back stronger and help us up the table!— Sze (@NUFCSze) October 6, 2018
Let's get you fit and working with #Muto as our two up top!!— Paul Mitchell (@GastonGrimsdyke) October 6, 2018
Get well soon and get your self a goal— harry hughes (@harryhu59071867) October 6, 2018
Need you and Mutu— Paul (@Paul14boss) October 6, 2018
i love you salomon❤️❤️— Ben (@nufcyedlin) October 6, 2018
Newcastle saw themselves hand over a 2-0 lead to United who scored three times in the second half to win all three points. The defeat leaves Rafa Benítez's side just second from bottom having picked up a mere two points in their opening eight games.