Carabao Cup

Man United will face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final.


Manchester United will play Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final this year.

The Red Devils beat Nottingham 2-0 on Wednesday night at Old Trafford.

It means Erik ten Hag’s men progress with a 5-0 on aggregate.

They will face Newcastle at Wembley on February 26 for the chance to win this season’s first major trophy.

Ten Hag now has the opportunity to claim a first piece of silverware in his debut season with the club, which would end a six-year wait since United’s last trophy – the 2017 Europa League under Jose Mourinho.

Despite their advantage from the first leg, Ten Hag still named a strong side, with the likes of Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane and Casemiro all featuring.

Forest were forced to replace Jesse Lingard with Emmanuel Dennis after the former was injured in the warm-up, which proved a further setback in their attempts to do the impossible.

It was a low-key first-half until both sides had good chances just before the break. At one end Dennis was teed up by Brennan Johnson before being denied when his shot struck his own team-mate in Sam Surridge. At the other end Casemiro then crossed beautifully for Wout Weghorst, but his header hit the post.

United were comfortable but Ten Hag still opted to put on Martial and Marcus Rashford on the hour, while he also brought on Sancho, who returned for the first time since October 22.

The pair then combined after a quick turnover as Martial fired in United’s first of the night on 73 minutes, beating Wayne Hennessy from close range.

And a few minutes later Rashford latched onto a Bruno Fernandes cross to square the ball across for Fred, who tapped into an empty net.

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