Manchester United defeated Newcastle United 2-0 to lift the EFL Cup but the Red Devils could have won the game by a larger margin had Bruno Fernandes capitalized on an opportunity he got towards the end of the game.
Manchester United came close to scoring their third goal of the match in injury time. Scott McTominay won the ball in the middle of the pitch and fed it to Bruno Fernandes, who had Jadon Sancho as a passing option to his left.
Bruno Fernandes, however, took the chance on his own instead of passing the ball to Jadon Sancho and saw his effort saved by Newcastle United goalkeeper Loris Karius.
In the end, that save did not matter as Manchester United ultimately won the game by 2-0 to put an end to their six-year trophy drought. But that apparently led to a hilarious exchange of words between Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho as Manchester United celebrated the title win.
Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho share hilarious exchange after Manchester United pipped Newcastle United to the EFL Cup title
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After Manchester United defeated Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final, Jadon Sancho was filming the Red Devils’ celebration with a selfie stick.
When Jadon Sancho bumped into Bruno Fernandes during the celebration, the England international asked the Portuguese attacker ‘Next time you pass huh?’ in apparent reference to the aforementioned instance.
Bruno Fernandes, taking it in good jest, replied to Jadon Sancho: “Next time, next time!”
Meanwhile, it was two goals scored in the first half that helped Manchester United get the better of Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final.
Casemiro, who has established himself as a key player for Manchester United since joining the club in the summer of 2022, sent them ahead in the 33rd minute of the match. Casemiro sent a header into the Newcastle United net from Luke Shaw’s free-kick delivery into the box.
Marcus Rashford then added his name to the scoresheet in the 39th minute. The England international, who is Manchester United’s top goalscorer this season, saw his attempt at goal took a deflection off Sven Botman and into the Newcastle United net.
The EFL Cup win has capped off an incredible week for Manchester United. The EFL Cup title win was preceded by their 2-1 defeat of Barcelona in the Europa League knockout play-off second leg at Old Trafford. That win saw Manchester United knock Barcelona out of the competition and book their place in the Europa League round of 16.
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