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Manchester United cruise into League Cup final vs Newcastle

Joe Prince-Wright, Nick Mendola and Andy Edwards answer questions and share rapid-fire analysis of the biggest moves on the final day of the Premier League winter transfer window.

Manchester United are through to the League Cup final, where they will face Newcastle United, after adding two more late goals to their 3-0 first-leg advantage at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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It was a foregone conclusion ahead of the second leg that the Red Devils would return to a Wembley final for the first time since the 2017-18 FA Cup and their first appearance in the League Cup final since winning it under Jose Mourinho in 2017-18.

Erik ten Hag’s side was blunted and frustrated in the final third for more than 70 minutes, until a requisite bounce (or two) went their way and Anthony Martial put the tie to bed. Three minutes later, in the 76th, Fred bundled the ball home from two yards out to put the exclamation mark on a resounding two-leg victory.

Manchester United and Newcastle — two sides also currently occupying places in the Premier League’s top-four — will face off at Wembley on Sunday, Feb. 26.


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Key storylines & in-form Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest players to watch

The injury lists for both teams mean we won’t see some serious talents including Morgan Gibbs-White and Christian Eriksen.

It will be interesting to see how Erik ten Hag lines up United without Eriksen and perhaps Scott McTominay, but we know we’ll see Marcus Rashford. The English forward is back ton his best.

Forest will hope to have Taiwo Awoniyi back in the fold, but young Brazilian center midfielder Danilo has been promising through his first two matches roaming the heart of the pitch after moving from Palmeiras.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Donny van de Beek (knee), Mason Greenwood (suspension - MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Jadon Sancho (undisclosed), Anthony Martial (undisclosed), Diogo Dalot (thigh), Luke Shaw (illness), Scott McTominay (undisclosed)

Nottingham Forest team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Morgan Gibbs-White (ankle), Taiwo Awoniyi (groin), Dean Henderson (thigh), Cheickou Kouyate (thigh), Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (calf), Moussa Niakhate (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Chris Wood (illness), Ryan Yates (illness), Jack Colback (illness)

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