Manchester United return to action this weekend as they face Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final. The Red Devils are undefeated in their last six games in this fixture and will hope they can pick up the win when it matters the most.
Newcastle are also in good form and want to make history. Newcastle, who were beaten by Manchester United in the 1999 FA Cup final, will be attempting to win their first major trophy in almost 54 years, with their most recent coming in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969.
Players to watch – Casemiro vs Guimaraes
Both managers have injury concerns ahead of their weekend clash but will field their strongest possible line-up as they target a cup triumph. Casemiro has been a rock in United’s midfield this season and has been integral to the Red Devils’ defensive improvement.
Newcastle are winless in their last three games without Guimaraes after the midfielder received a red card against Southampton last month. They will hope the 25-year-old’s return can propel them to victory on Sunday.
Manchester United vs Newcastle United Predicted XI
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Marcus Rashford.
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Loris Karius; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin.