Manchester United won their first cup since 2017 with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United to claim the Carabao Cup at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Casemiro broke the deadlock just after the half-hour mark, heading in from Luke Shaw’s direct free-kick. Five minutes later, the lead was doubled as Marcus Rashford continued his electric form, with his deflected shot just evading Lorius Karius to nestle into the Newcastle net, despite the desperate fingertips of the German goalkeeper – later credited as an own goal by Sven Botman.
With Man Utd’s victory over Newcastle to win the Carabao Cup championship, coach Erik Ten Hag and goalkeeper David de Gea have set a new record for the Old Trafford home team. In his first season leading Man Utd, coach Erik Ten Hag helped the “Red Devils” win their first major title in six years on all fronts. The Old Trafford team defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final and deservedly became champions.
Coach Ten Hag became the first Dutch coach to help Man Utd win the Carabao Cup championship. Prior to Ten Hag, another Dutch coach, Louis Van Gaal, also helped Man Utd win a title, but it was the FA Cup championship in 2016.
“It’s an amazing feeling, we’ve been searching for this moment, us, the fans, the club, finally we get our trophy, we deserve it,” Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes told Sky Sports just moments after the final whistle.
“It’s been an amazing period. The first trophy of the season but we want more. It’s not enough for this club, we want more and we need more because our standards deserve more.”
Meanwhile, with a clean sheet in the final, goalkeeper David de Gea also surpassed the 24-year record of Man Utd legend Peter Schmeichel for clean sheets. Specifically, the Spanish goalkeeper has made 522 appearances, keeping 181 clean sheets, which is more than Peter Schmeichel’s record.
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