How Erik ten Hag ended a 40-year Man United benchmark with League Cup win

A head-turning statistic, highlighting the significance of Manchester United’s Carabao Cup victory over Newcastle United, has come to the fore late on Sunday.

Erik ten Hag’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off a hard-fought downing of La Liga table-toppers Barcelona in midweek, the Red Devils turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front.

A first shot at silverware of the season lay in wait, in a League Cup finale showdown with the aforementioned Newcastle.

And, when all was said and done at Wembley, it was indeed the Manchester giants who went on to hold their nerve.

A fine performance ultimately culminated in Casemiro’s first-half opener being swiftly followed by a Sven Botman own goal, en route to a 2-0 final scoreline.

Man United’s eventual triumph on Sunday, however, did not only prove significant in wrapping up the first piece of silverware of the English campaign.

In addition, it brought an end to a lengthy and long-discussed trophy drought at Old Trafford.

Before tonight, the Red Devils had not added to their burgeoning silverware cabinet since all the way back in 2017.

As revealed by statisticians, Opta, beloved new boss Erik ten Hag, in turn,’ends their longest wait for a major trophy since 1983′, a full four decades ago.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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