Erik ten Hag can make it 1-for-1 when it comes to trophy hunting when he takes Manchester United to Wembley Stadium on Sunday to face Newcastle United in the League Cup final.

Eddie Howe has had a few more trophy-seeking opportunities with Newcastle, but this is the first final in decades for the Magpies and, perhaps most critically, the first final since the Saudi Private Investment Fund took over Newcastle.

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Manchester United are coming off a high-profile, high-flying win over Barcelona in the UEFA Europa League playoff round and have to muster their emotions and energy quickly, but going into Wembley should go a long way towards achieving that goal. .

Newcastle beat Tranmere Rovers in the second round, then beat Crystal Palace on penalties before beating Bournemouth, Leicester City and Southampton.

Manchester United beat Aston Villa 4-2 in the third round before defeating Burnley, Charlton Athletic and Nottingham Forest to reach the League Cup final.

Here is everything you need to know before Manchester United vs Newcastle United.

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How to watch Manchester United vs Newcastle United live, streaming link and start time

Start: 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday
Online: Live updates via
How to watch: ESPN+

Key stories and star players

The Red Devils may not have Marcus Rashford for the final, while Newcastle will not have suspended Nick Pope.

Ten Hag says he is waiting for a “100 per cent diagnosis” on Rashford’s injury, but the Red Devils have brought Antony back for the UEL round of 16 in midweek.

Newcastle are without backup goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who oddly enough is cup-tied with Man United, so Loris Karius is set to make his first start for the Magpies.

More notable for Newcastle, perhaps, is that their greatest player is back after a three-game suspension: Premier League Best XI favorite Bruno Guimaraes returns to the team.

Manchester United team news, injuries, line-up options

OUT: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Anthony Martial (hip), Donny van de Beek (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension – PLUS) | QUESTIONABLE: Marcus Rashford (undisclosed).

Newcastle United team news, injuries, line-up options

OUT: Nick Pope (suspension), Emil Krafth (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Joelinton (thigh), Joe Willock (thigh)


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