Gary Neville believes there is a lot of ‘jeopardy’ in Newcastle United’s upcoming Carabao Cup final with Manchester United.
Eddie Howe’s side are set to take on the Red Devils at Wembley on February 26th, with both clubs looking to mark a fantastic season with silverware.
While the Magpies are performing incredibly well, Erik ten Hag’s side certainly deserve credit themselves for what is turning out to be an impressive campaign.
Both teams looks set to head to the capital in fine form, as they battle it out for the first piece of major silverware during the 2022/23 campaign.
It is going to be an incredible weekend for Toon fans, with Newcastle set to compete in their first cup final since 1999. It is a chance to end a trophy drought that has spanned more than 50 years.
However, it is also an important fixture for Manchester United, and Sky Sports pundit Neville has commented on the upcoming League Cup final.
Gary Neville says ‘there’s a lot on’ Newcastle vs Manchester United
Following this weekend’s Premier League action, Sky Sports released the latest episode of the Gary Neville Podcast. The Man United legend previewed the League Cup final following the midweek semis.
“Big game in a few weeks against Newcastle that we have in the Carabao Cup,” he said.
“Big game for Newcastle as well. It’s a brilliant fixture with jeopardy written all over it in terms of what both clubs have been through.
“Newcastle haven’t won a trophy for how long? 54 years. Unbelievable.
“And [Manchester] United haven’t won one for five or six years. There’s a lot on that game.”
Huge game for Newcastle
There really is a lot riding on the cup final between Newcastle United and Man United – that’s right, both clubs are called ‘United‘, Gary…
For the Red Devils, it could be the dawning of a new era under Ten Hag. If they win, it will be their first trophy since winning the Europa League in 2017.
While that might feel like a long time for Man United fans, that ‘drought’ is nothing compared to the one Newcastle are experiencing. It’s 24 years since we even reached a final.
A trophy win would really kick the Newcastle project into overdrive. That is the overall goal of the new owners, and to pick up some silverware within 18 months of the takeover would be incredible.
It is going to be an amazing occasion. Newcastle and Man United have been involved in some fantastic games over the years, and have also been major rivals.
Now the two sides will meet at Wembley, in a game that Neville believes is a ‘brilliant fixture’. He’s spot on, but hopefully it’s the real United who are celebrating on February 26th.