Manchester United (hereafter referred to as Man United) announced a new heyday by lifting the championship trophy in six years.
Manchester United defeated Newcastle New Night 2-0 in the 2022-23 Football League Cup (Carabao Cup) final held at Wembley Stadium in England on the 27th (Korean time).
With this, Manchester United achieved the championship in six years since 2017 across all competitions. Looking at the Carabao Cup alone, it returned to the top in six seasons after the 2016-17 season. Man Utd, who won the 6th championship in his arms, narrowed the gap with Liverpool (9 times), the most successful team in the competition.
In particular, it was more meaningful in that it was the first win achieved by coach Eric Ten Hag after taking charge of the team this season. Coach Ten Haag, who led the prestigious Ajax in the Netherlands until last season, is leading the revival of Manchester United by completely dispelling concerns that he has ‘no experience in charge of a big club’. This is the first time Manchester United has won the title since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who made the best of Manchester United, stepped down from the coaching tower.
On this day, Man United placed tall striker Baut Berhorst in the front line, and Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandez and Anthony supported the back in the second line. Casemiro and Fred stood side by side as central midfielders, and Luke Shaw, Lisandro Martinez, Rafael Varane and Diogo Dalot were responsible for the four-back defense from the left. In goal was David de Gea.
Manchester United, who led the game from the beginning, scored the opening goal in the 33rd minute of the first half. Casemiro, who joined the attack from Luke Shaw’s free kick, hit it right in the head and shook the net. As a result of VAR reading, it was confirmed as onside with a narrow margin, and the goal was recognized.
Manchester United’s additional goal came in the 39th minute of the first half. In the counterattack chance, Rashford, who received Verhost’s exquisitely stabbed pass, opened the goal with a left-footed shot.
Afterwards, in the second half, United struggled somewhat against Newcastle’s offensive. However, they did not concede and built a stable defensive wall, maintaining a two-goal lead until the final whistle blew.
The moment the championship was confirmed, the United players could not hide their joy. Even head coach Eric Ten Haag, who is normally blunt and reticent, enjoyed dancing with the players.
In an interview with the BBC after the game, coach Ten Haag said, “We had the spirit to give everything to win.”
“In order to revive the famous family, we need the first win. “This win will give us the confidence that we can do it,” he said.
“We are in the beginning stages of rebuilding the team to get back to where we were. For that, I need to win (more) trophies,” he said. “I just want to win. A club called Manchester United means a trophy, and I have a thirst and desire for it.”
Key midfielder Fernandes said: “We were longing for this moment and together we finally got the trophy. “We got our first trophy of the season, but we want so much more. We need more to meet our standards.” 온라인바카라