The Red Devils secured their first trophy in almost six years at Wembley as they earned a 2-0 win over Newcastle.
Varieties of charges like “They should’ve got Mauricio Pochettino!” “Antonio Conte was literally right there!” “What’s he even done at the top level!” were charges levelled at Manchester United when they unveiled Erik ten Hag as their new manager towards the tail end of the disastrous 2021-22 season.
On Sunday nearly a year on, United’s nearly six-year wait for silverware ended, with a Casemiro header and a Sven Botman own goal giving them a 2-0 triumph over Newcastle at Wembley.
The triumph capped off a potentially transformative week at the club, with a re-energized Old Trafford crowd shouting their team to victory over runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona in the Europa League.
Nothing short of a miracle has been accomplished by Ten Hag in transforming this team of persistent underachievers into one that can compete on numerous fronts. As a result, fans will be singing Ten Hag’s name this evening as they celebrate in the capital and on the trains back to Manchester.