Carabao Cup: Erik ten Hag Secures First Trophy For Manchester United
Erik ten Hag has won the first trophy available to him as Manchester United manager, secured with the 2-0 win against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final, as we recorded our sixth success in the competition.
Casemiro opened the scoring when heading in a Luke Shaw free-kick and the lead was doubled before the interval when Marcus Rashford’s shot looped in off Sven Botman, eventually going down as own goal by the Dutch defender.
In a rather scrappy second half, Newcastle had more of the game as they tried to retrieve the situation but Loris Karius was still the busier of the two keepers, as the Reds continued to threaten on the break, even if David De Gea did have to make one late stop, from Joelinton, in stoppage time.
In the dying seconds, Bruno Fernandes should have added a third but Karius pulled off a miraculous save.
The Reds last lifted the trophy six years ago to the day, when beating Southampton 3-2, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed a late winner. De Gea was the only current Red to start that game, although Rashford came on as a substitute.
Ibrahimovic netted twice, with Jesse Lingard also on the scoresheet, as Manolo Gabbiadini hit a brace for the Saints.