Manchester United have won the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 victory over Newcastle.
Casemiro and Marcus Rashford scored goals in the first half with United able to see the game out in the second half without too much trouble.
This is Erik ten Hag’s first trophy as United manager, in his first season at the club. And this is just the start.
United’s trophy drought of six years has now ended, and it is well overdue.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville gave his instant reaction to Sky Sports after the final whistle, and pointed the credit towards the manager.
He said: “It’s a huge day for Manchester United. It’s about one man who has turned whiners into winners, Erik ten Hag.
“It’s been a really brilliant last few months for the club and the manager.”
Ex United star Roy Keane also commented on the victory, stating: “They deserve the victory they were efficient.
“Hopefully the start of the good times coming back to Manchester United.
“This is fantastic. The next few years you hope United will get back to winning league titles and competing for the Champions League.”
Former star Rio Ferdinand urged the United stars to ‘enjoy it’, saying Ten Hag’s impact ‘cannot be underestimated at all’.
Manchester United’s season still has plenty more to play for. The Red Devils are alive in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.
This victory was crucial to keep the momentum going, and will give this set of players huge belief.
There is so much more to come, and Neville is right, we have Erik ten Hag to thank.