In a shocking turn of events, Carabao Cup holders Manchester United suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Newcastle in the fourth round. Under-pressure Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag took full responsibility for the dismal performance, admitting that it was far from acceptable.
Newcastle displayed their dominance in a rematch of last season’s finalists, with Miguel Almiron and Lewis Hall netting two goals in the first half. Joe Willock added a third just past the hour mark, sealing Manchester United’s eighth defeat in all competitions this season. This defeat marked the Red Devils’ second 3-0 home loss in just four days, following their disappointing defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Football pundit Paul Merson expressed his concerns, suggesting that Ten Hag might have lost the trust and support of his players. He lamented the lack of ideas and identity within the Manchester United squad, echoing sentiments that have been voiced over the years regarding the club’s direction under its current leadership.