Luke Shaw has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they should expect a ‘tough’ game in the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle.
I think it goes without saying that Newcastle United have vastly improved this season under Eddie Howe. They’ve bought well thus far and find themselves in a position where they could compete for a Champions League spot at the end of the season. On top of that, they’ve reached the Carabao Cup final.
United sealed their place in their first domestic final under Erik ten Hag with a comfortable 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest, meaning they won the tie 5-0 on aggregate. Anthony Martial and Fred got on the scoresheet at Old Trafford tonight.
In a post-match interview with Sky Sports, Luke Shaw stressed there is little point in reaching the final if United do not see the job through. It’s about time we put an end to our trophy drought!
“Of course, it is extremely pleasing but I don’t think there is any point in going to a final if you don’t win it,” Shaw told Sky Sports. “It is a massive opportunity for us, it is where we want to be, playing in big games and big finals, and getting this club back to where it should be.
“Like I said, that is challenging for trophies and we have got a big one against Newcastle. They’re an extremely good team and it is going to be a very tough game.
“It is a big moment for us in where we want to go.”
🗣️ "It's going to be a very touch game"
Luke Shaw is looking forward to their Carabao Cup final clash against Newcastle! pic.twitter.com/eiQsKDNhQ5
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Shaw added: “It is very special [to share this with the fans]. I think it shows where we are at the moment.
“The boys are in a really good moment, especially at home, where we feel like the crowd are with us and hearing them now we know that. It is a final we can really look forward to, but we have got a few big games coming up first before we go there.”