On Sunday, Manchester United broke their short trophy drought by winning the League Cup at Wembley Stadium, where they secured a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United, whose trophy drought is now much longer.
The match saw goals from Marcus Rashford and Casemiro, with the latter earning the title of Man of the Match for his impressive performance as a cantankerous central midfielder. This triumph marks Manchester United’s first trophy since securing the League Cup and Europa League double in 2017.
With this victory, Manchester United have now won their sixth League Cup title, placing them in third position for most tournament titles behind Liverpool (9) and Manchester City (8).
CASEMIRO OPENS UP THE SCORING IN THE CARABAO CUP FINAL! pic.twitter.com/w0uagZsVjx
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Marcus Rashford can’t stop scoring!
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During the closing minutes at the stadium’s west side, Newcastle’s fans had waved black and white plastic flags, but they left before the trophy presentation, having witnessed their team’s ninth consecutive defeat at Wembley since the 1974 FA Cup final.
In contrast, Man United’s supporters celebrated loudly as Bruno Fernandes raised the trophy, hoping for many more victories under the guidance of their manager, Erik ten Hag.
This season has seen United improve under the former Ajax coach, currently sitting in third place in the Premier League and still in contention in the Europa League. Ten Hag is the first manager since Jose Mourinho to bring silverware to Old Trafford.