CARABAO CUP CLASH: Man United Takes on Newcastle
Man United is ready to take on Newcastle in the Carabao Cup, and we’ll keep you updated with live match updates from Old Trafford.
After suffering defeat in the Manchester derby, Manchester United is set to face Newcastle on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils were handed a 3-0 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday, and now they return to action just three days later in the Carabao Cup.
Interestingly, they face the same opponent that they defeated 2-0 in last season’s final at Wembley in February. The winner of Wednesday’s clash will secure a spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Team News: Welcomes and Setbacks
In terms of team news, there’s positive news with Aaron Wan-Bissaka returning to training before the derby, and he’s included on the bench.
Casemiro is also making a return to the squad after narrowly missing out on the City game due to injury.
On the other side, Newcastle is grappling with an injury crisis, missing key players such as Alexander Isak, Sven Botman, and Harvey Barnes.
Positive Returns for United
Injuries have been a significant issue for United this season, and the return of players like Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is undoubtedly a welcome boost.
Despite their struggles, these returning players offer a glimmer of hope for the team’s performance.
Antony’s Surprise Inclusion
One notable inclusion in the lineup is Antony. This decision is somewhat surprising, especially in a League Cup tie, but it aligns with the manager’s preferences.
Ten Hag’s rotation policy in this match, while somewhat unusual, provides an opportunity for certain players. United’s squad has not shown signs of fatigue from playing twice a week, making this an interesting choice.
Despite some questionable selections, United still has the potential to secure a victory against a weakened Newcastle team.
Mason Mount’s Opportunity
Mason Mount’s role in the team has been a topic of discussion. The manager’s decision to rotate the squad to this extent raises questions, and it remains to be seen how these choices will impact the game.
Mason Mount, in particular, has a chance to prove his worth against a Newcastle XI focused on the League Cup. The hope is that he can make a significant contribution to the midfield alongside Casemiro.
Stay tuned for live updates on the match as it unfolds.