Manchester United ended their six-year trophy drought with a comfortable 2-0 win against Newcastle United in the League Cup final thanks to a Casemiro header and a Sven Botman own goal.
Here’s a look at the player ratings from the Red Devil’s huge win at Wembley Stadium against Eddie Howe’s side…
David De Gea – 6
With Newcastle managing just two shots on target, De Gea had as quiet a game as he has in quite some time. Manchester United defended well, and the Magpies did little with the possession in the final third.
Diogo Dalot – 5
Was taken off at half-time by Ten Hag after struggling against the likes of Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin in the opening 45 minutes. Picked up a booking and was replaced by Wan-Bissaka at the break.
Raphael Varane – 8
A defender has a perfect game when he is hardly noticed, and that’s exactly what Varane managed this afternoon. The Frenchman was imperious, and the centre-back was excellent in stopping Newcastle attacks before they even happened.
Lisandro Martinez – 7
Many expected Martinez to thrive on a stage as big as Wembley, and the Argentine managed just that. The defender put his body on the line on more than one occasion, and the centre-back deserved the clean sheet,
Luke Shaw – 7
It’s hard to think of a more consistent left-back in England than Shaw this season. Controlled the left flank expertly and was influential both defensively and offensively.
Casemiro – 8
Controlled the midfield expertly and gave Manchester United the lead with a great opening half header to beat Karius at the far post. Casemiro has been a game-changer for the Red Devils, and today’s performance encapsulated that.
Fred – 6
Struggled in patches of the game and lived on the edge after picking up a yellow card in the first half. Ten Hag might consider replacing Fred with Sabitzer midweek against West Ham, with the Austrian replacing the Brazilian on 70 minutes.
Antony – 7
Tormented Newcastle’s backline with dynamic dribbling and well-timed flicks and tricks. Antony was the saviour on Thursday against Barcelona, and the Brazilian has justified a start today against Newcastle at Wembley.
Bruno Fernandes – 6
Followed up one of his best performances in a Manchester United shirt against Leicester City with one of his most forgettable this afternoon, with Fernandes failing to catch fire at any stage despite the occasion.
Marcus Rashford – 8
Unofficially doubled Manchester United’s lead after a great pass from Weghorst and with the help of a lucky deflection off Sven Botman to loop the ball over Karius. Rashford has been the man of the moment for Ten Hag’s side.
Wout Weghorst – 7
Failed to score but was once again pivotal to how Manchester United approached Newcastle in the final third. Weghorst’s pass to Rashford was one of the key moments in the fixture, and the forward tested well against the Toon’s centre-backs.
Aaron Wan Bissaka – 7
Ten Hag’s decision to swap Dalot out for Wan-Bissaka was an inspired one, with the right-back keeping Saint-Maximin close at hand and stopping the tricky Newcastle winger from causing too much damage in the second half.
Scott McTominay – 6
Replaced Weghorst with 20 minutes to spare and did a good job at keeping the 2-0 scoreline secure for Manchester United.
Marcel Sabitzer – 6
The Bayern Munich loanee replaced Fred and looked like a more ideal midfield partner for Casemiro in the final moments of the match.
Jadon Sancho – 5
Came on with ten minutes left as a replacement for Fred and help saw out the match.
Harry Maguire – 5
Closed up shop for Manchester United after coming on in the final five minutes.