Manchester United set up a Carabao Cup final clash with Newcastle after they saw off
Nottingham Forest 5-0 on aggregate at Old Trafford
Second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Fred eased United to a 2-0 win to secure
their tickets to Wembley
It confirmed United’s first domestic final appearance since 2018 and put them a win
away from ending their six-year wait for a trophy.
The match also saw the return of Jadon Sancho, a £73m signing from Borussia
Dortmund in 2021, after a three-month absence and a scoring return from injury
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Erik 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
Manchester United forward was injured in the warm-up, which proved a further
setback in their attempts to do the impossible.
Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has told his players a Wembley
appearance will mean nothing unless they beat Newcastle in the EFL Cup final on