Man Utd and Newcastle go head to head for Carabao Cup

It’s finally here – the Carabao Cup final. It’s been the League Cup, Milk Cup, Cocal Cola Cup, Worthington Cup, Carling Cup and even the Mickey Mouse Cup over the years, but its the first major final of the season and the first opportunity for silverware.

“For the position we have been in over the past years and the feeling we have inside the dressing room, it means everything,” said Man Utd‘s Luke Shaw.

“It has been such a long time since we have won a trophy. People will say it is the Carabao Cup but for us, it is massive. It is something we have been aiming for a long time; to get that winning feeling back, that feeling of winning trophies.”

Newcastle legend and TV pundit Alan Shearer summed it up nicely…

“I’m there as a fan on Sunday, that drive up to Wembley way when you can see the Newcastle fans – it’s the only time I wish I could put my boots back on,” he said.

“Wembley is only a place for winners. It’s a blooming horrible place when you don’t win. I’ve lost there in finals and semi-finals and it’s horrible for the players and for the fans.

“I lived the dream, now they’re living the dream – they’re lucky boys. As soon as you leave the hotel it’s a great journey to Wembley and seeing the black and white shirts, the cheering, the scarves, it’s just incredible. It sent a shiver down my spine.”

The Carabao Cup Final kicks off at 4.30pm. Don’t miss it!