Manchester United need to get past Fulham in the FA Cup quarters to keep hopes alive of yet another piece of silverware this season.

Either Manchester United or Newcastle will bag a first piece of silverware for the season when they lock horns in the EFL Cup final.

Man United are looking to win a sixth League Cup, while Newcastle are on the hunt for their first ever title.

Erik Ten Hag’s men thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-0 on aggregate in the semis while their opponents beat Southampton 3-1 over two legs.

Ten Hag becomes the first Dutch manager to take charge of an EFL Cup final and United fans can dream of that elusive piece of silverware again.

This is Man United’s first domestic cup final appearance since the 2018 FA Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to eventual champions Chelsea.

Newcastle have failed to win their last four Premier League games, suffering a 2-0 loss to Liverpool in their latest outing.

Meanwhile, United are on an impressive nine-game unbeaten run and are coming off a morale-boosting win against Barcelona in the Europa League.

Newcastle’s last four Carabao Cup opponents were Premier League sides and they won against them with a combined score line of 6-1.

They also have the best defensive record in the Premier League this season, letting in just 15 goals in 23 matches.

An eight-game losing streak at Wembley has also befallen the Magpies since their 1955 FA Cup triumph – their most recent domestic cup success.

Will Eddie Howe’s men defy the odds to beat United and rise to glory by lifting the EFL Cup?

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What time does Man United vs Newcastle start?

The game kicks off at 7:30pm Kenyan time at Wembley.

Man United vs Newcastle team news

There is unlikely to be any change in the United starting XI as Ten Hag looks to field his strongest possible squad.

Wout Weghorst may be the only player sacrificed as Jadon Sancho starts in the final third alongside top scorer Marcus Rashford and Antony.

Casemiro, Fred and Bruno Fernandes are the trio expected to start in the midfield.

For the visitors, they have a goalkeeping situation with Nick Pope suspended and Martin Dubravka cup tied, meaning Loris Karius will start in goal.

Callum Wilson will lead the attacking line flanked by Allan Saint Maximin and Miguel Almiron.

Man United vs Newcastle head to head

The red devils have a very impressive record against Newcastle, winning 29 out of the 45 games played against them.

The Magpies have won 6 times and the remaining 10 have ended in a draw.

Man United vs Newcastle current form

United have won three times and shared the spoils in two games, while Newcastle have won twice and drawn twice in their last 5 games, their most recent defeat to Liverpool is the only one in that duration.

Man United vs Newcastle prediction

As every final is, this is expected to be an explosive match at Wembley. There is no lack of goals from either side and both are tipped to score here.

There might just have to be more than 90 minutes played as a draw is very likely.

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