LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26 – Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United | Carabao Cup match highlights. Source: YouTube.

Manchester United clench the Carabao Cup title following a 2-0 thriller over Newcastle United, thanks to first-half goals from Carlo Casemiro and Marcus Rashford.

The Magpies started on the front-foot in the opening stages, but failed to capitalize on their chances. Once again, David de Gea stole the show to deny Newcastle an opener.

Luke Shaw delivered a threatening cross from a free-kick which found Casemiro. The Brazillian headed home to hand Manchester United the lead.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Diogo Dalot and Raphaël Verane are pictured celebrating at Wembly Stadium in the Carabao Cup final. Source: Getty Images.

On the 39th minute, January lonee – Wout Weghorst sprinted from the flank, and served Rashford with a pass. The in form Marcus chipped past Loris Karius to double the lead.

Weghorst nearly scored the third goal from long range, only for Newcastle goalkeeper who came to the party to deny the Dutchman.

Eddie Howe’s Newcastle enjoyed large spells of possession in the second-half, but had nothing to show for it. The Magpies hardly created clear cut chances.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Carlo Casemiro is pictured during the trophy presentation at Wembly Stadium in the Carabao Cup final. Source: Getty Images

On the other hand, Manchester United was organized enough to see the game off until final whistle. The scoreline finished at 2-0 to the Red Devils.

United win silverware

The Red Devils won a trophy since six years ago during the era of Jose Mourinho in 2017. In that year, United clenched UEFA Europa League, Carabao Cup and Community Shield.

Ten Hag has made history with his first piece of silverware. Manchester United, once again look like a proper outfit they used to be under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ten Hag: “I love Manchester United”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Lisandro Martinez celebrate holding Carabao Cup trophy. Source: Getty Images

According to Express, Ten Hag spoke in the aftermath of Carabao Cup triumph. The boss stated:

“Of course, [on Sunday] the players were still enthusiastic and they had to celebrate this momentum but yesterday after we settled down.”

Ten Hag continued: “We get back to work and did what we had to do, which was recovery. The ones who played less did a good training session.”

Manchester United win Carabao Cup
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Manchester United players are pictured celebrating at Wembly Stadium after the Carabao Cup final. Source: Getty Images

“It was not my perspective from the celebrations. Everyone was involved, we did it collectively. It was the performance of the whole team, the whole squad.”

“I know from experience from previous jobs it takes time before you get into a way of playing before you get into the rules and the principles.”

Manchester United boss added: “You get routines into a team and time is not always going with the right results.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Alejandro Garnacho kisses the Carabao trophy in the dressing room. Source: Getty Images

“So when the right results weren’t there at the start of the season I didn’t panic because I knew it was part of the process.”

“You find out, you learn a lot in those weeks, when you lose it’s not nice, you hate to lose, but you also get some good lessons and you get a view of what are the opportunities, what are the deficits and you can work on that and the way you play.”

Bruno: “We have three more trophies to fight for”

Fernandes held a post-match interview after the Carabao Cup final. Daily Mail quoted the remarks of the Portuguese:

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Fernandes and Harry Maguire lead the trophy presentation at Wembly Stadium after the Carabao Cup triumph. Source: Getty Images.

“We have been searching for this moment, us, the fans and the club. We are all together and finally we get our trophy, I think deservedly.”

Bruno added: “It has been an amazing period (so far this season), but we want and need more, it is not enough for this club.”

“I am satisfied, because now I get my trophy, but I want more and we want more.”