Man Utd are officially back! Winners & losers as Erik ten Hag ends trophy drought with Carabao Cup win
"They should've got Mauricio Pochettino!" "Antonio Conte was literally right there!" "What's he even done at the top level!"
All of the above were charges levelled at Manchester United when they unveiled Erik ten Hag as their new manager towards the tail end of the disastrous 2021-22 season. How stupid his doubters look now...
On Sunday, United's near six-year wait for silverware came to an end, with a Casemiro header and a Sven Botman own goal giving them a 2-0 triumph over Newcastle at Wembley.
The win capped off a potentially transformative week at the club, with a re-energised Old Trafford crowd roaring their team to victory over runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona in the Europa League.
The job Ten Hag has done in turning this group of perennial underachievers into a side capable of competing on multiple fronts is nothing short of miraculous and, rightly, it will be his name that supporters will be singing as they celebrate in the capital and on the trains back to Manchester this evening.
Put simply, Manchester United are BACK.
GOAL breaks down the winners & losers from Wembley...