Manchester United Manager, Erik ten Hag, has achieved a cup final in just nine months of his appointment, putting an end to the club’s six-year trophy drought.
After a 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest, United secured a 5-0 aggregate victory in the League Cup semifinals and will now face Newcastle in the final at Wembley Stadium on Feb. 26.
Substitutes Anthony Martial and Fred scored the goals in the 73rd and 76th minutes, respectively, both set up by Marcus Rashford.
Ten Hag was hired last April to turn around the club’s fortunes and bring back the good times after years in the shadow of rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
While winning the League Cup would be a triumph in his debut campaign, his ultimate goal is to deliver Premier League and Champions League titles, the standards set by legendary manager Alex Ferguson.
United is currently fourth in the league table and still competing in the FA Cup and Europa League.
The club’s last trophy win was in 2017 under former manager Jose Mourinho. The final against Newcastle, who sit third in the league, will be a repeat of the 1999 FA Cup final, which United won 2-0.
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