During Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup match at Old Trafford, the team mercilessly tromped Manchester United. The Magpies came to Old Trafford on Wednesday night with the intention of exacting revenge for their final-round loss to United at Wembley last season. Newcastle put on an incredible display in front of over 7,000 away supporters, easily defeating United 3-0 behind goals from Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall, and Joe Willock
When it was revealed near the end of play that there were about 72,000 spectators, Newcastle used the occasion to make a lighthearted jab at their rivals. Newcastle posted on social media, saying: “72,000 people are at Old Trafford tonight.” Not as much now. This occurs after a large number of United supporters left their seats and made their way out of the stadium well before the game was over, with their team trailing 3-0. The United players faced a chorus of jeers when the referee blew the final whistle, following their jeering at halftime.
The Dutchman said after the match: “We know this is not good enough. We have to take responsibility for it, I have to take responsibility for it. We don’t give the performance, so I feel sorry for the fans. It is below our standards and we have to put it right.
“We have to recover from it but we have to quickly recover – Saturday is the next game (against Fulham), and we have to raise our standards. This is not good enough.”
United will have the chance to put things right this weekend when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Saturday.