Erik ten Hag has dismissed concerns over Manchester United’s hectic schedule and feels their recent run of results will be a ‘big advantage’ for his side ahead of the Carabao Cup final.
The Red Devils are fresh off from yet another positive result on Sunday, beating Leicester 3-0 to move within three points of Manchester City and within five points of table-toppers Arsenal.
United will follow up the win with another crucial game against Barcelona in midweek in the Europa League. The Red Devils host Barcelona in the second leg of their blockbuster Europa League knockout tie with Barcelona just three days before the Wembley showdown with the Magpies.
And while the hectic schedule full of high leverage games may be causing concern for some Man Utd fans, speaking to Sky Sports, Ten Hag stated that he believes it gives his side the edge over Newcastle heading into the final at Wembley Stadium.
“It’s a big advantage for us. We are used to playing big games and that will be a huge advantage for us. It’s about us to keep the momentum going,” he explained.
Newcastle have faced just three top-flight fixtures in the same timeframe, but have failed to win any of these encounters and will also be without Nick Pope who’s suspended for the final following his first-half red card against Liverpool
Both managers will be looking to secure a first trophy at their respective clubs after playing a huge part of impressive runs to the final.
Newcastle edged past Southampton in the semifinals with a 3-1 aggregate scoreline, as United eased out Nottingham Forest in their last-four tie to set up an all-Premier League meeting at Wembley.
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