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Erik ten Hag insists Man Utd have ‘big advantage’ over Newcastle ahead of Carabao Cup final.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Erik ten Hag, Manager of Manchester United, acknowledges the fans prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester United at Elland Road on February 12, 2023 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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.

United have lost just one game since the domestic season  resumes following a month-long pause to accommodate  winter’s World Cup in Qatar. (Getty Images)

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.

Ten Hag’s side are fighting on four fronts, and will played seven matches in 23 days ahead of the first domestic final of the season.(Getty Images) 

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.

Erik ten Hag insists busy fixture list in recent weeks will be a ‘big advantage’ for his side ahead of the Carabao Cup final.

“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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