Manchester United take on Newcastle United in the final of the 2023 Carabao Cup today. The Premier League giants have the opportunity to end a six-year wait for silverware by winning the League Cup at Wembley Stadium.
Newcastle, on the other hand, have lost their last eight matches in a dismal run of form at the big ground. But this time around, something could finally give for the Magpies against one of the best teams in the country right now.
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Newcastle United will be without Nick Pope in goal, due to suspension. The English goalkeeper was sent off against Liverpool in the Premier League but will miss the game against United since it is the very next domestic game.
Loris Karius will play his first game for an English club since that fateful Champions League final against Real Madrid. The German has not been the same since his error-filled game against Los Blancos, but now has a huge chance to make amends in the Carabao Cup final.
Manchester United’s talisman, Marcus Rashford, has been named in the squad after doubts about his fitness. The forward limped off during the midweek win against Barcelona at Old Trafford, and there were concerns about whether he would be available. He has made the trip to London, but whether or not he starts is what remains to be seen.
With both teams expected to give it their all to end their droughts for silverware, it should be a very entertaining watch for neutrals. And all things considered, the Wembley Stadium final could be decided on the finest of margins.