Erik ten Hag secured his first major title in English football as Manchester United clinched a 2-0 victory over Eddie Howe's Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
The long-awaited triumph for the Red Devils came courtesy of a Casemiro-inspired performance, ending their trophy drought of nearly six years.
In a closely contested match, opportunities were scarce in the early stages, with both sides struggling to find their usual rhythm. However, Manchester United quickly took control of the game with two goals in a six-minute spell during the first half, effectively sealing the victory.
Despite some untidy moments, the team's resilience and determination saw them through to a well-deserved win.
Casemiro was the star of the show, and he was the one who also opened the scoring in the first half. The Brazilian midfielder nodded Luke Shaw's free-kick past Newcastle's Loris Karius.
Six minutes later, Marcus Rashford doubled the lead for Manchester United, bursting free of the Magpies' defence and taking a shot on goal that deflected off Sven Botman and into the net.
Despite Newcastle's resurgence after the break, driven by their enthusiastic away supporters, Manchester United managed to maintain their lead and secure their first major trophy in the era of their manager, Erik ten Hag.
There was never much doubt that the Red Devils would let their lead slip away, as they remained in control of the game throughout the second half.
Manchester United's Carabao Cup win over Newcastle marked the end of a promising week for the club after their midweek victory over Barcelona in the Europa League.
This win was particularly impressive given the recent transformation of the team under the leadership of Erik ten Hag. The Dutch tactician has worked miracles in turning this group of underachievers into a squad capable of competing on multiple fronts.
As fans celebrate the win in the capital and their journeys back to Manchester, they will undoubtedly be singing the praises of Ten Hag, the man behind the team's recent successes.
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