MANCHESTER UNITED DUMPED OUT OF CARABAO CUP BY NEWCASTLE – Newcastle beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford
Holders Man Utd were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the fourth round after a humbling 3-0 defeat to a weakened Newcastle side at Old Trafford to pile the pressure on Erik ten Hag.
In a repeat of last season’s final, out-of-form Man Utd were given hope this could be a chance to redeem themselves after Sunday’s dismal Manchester derby defeat with Eddie Howe naming a Newcastle team that included five full-backs and no recognised striker.
However, Miguel Almiron – an early replacement for the injured Matt Targett – struck on 28 minutes as Man Utd’s confidence wobbled with Hannibal Mejbri lucky not to see red. Before the hosts could recover, Lewis Hall volleyed in his first Newcastle goal to double their lead ahead of the break.
Man Utd came back into the game after the half-time introductions of Sofyan Amrabat and Aaron Wan-Bissaka only to be punished on the hour as Joe Willock delivered a hammer blow. Ten Hag’s side were deflated after the third and became petulant as fans left the stadium in their droves.