‘Proper support’ - Newcastle United praised by Lineker, Evra, Benitez, Ginola & more after Man Utd loss

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A round-up of what has been said about Newcastle United after their Carabao Cup final

Newcastle United have lost in the Carabao Cup final to Manchester United. Eddie Howe’s side were beaten 2-0 by the Red Devils at Wembley, despite incredible support from their fans in the capital.

The club’s wait for a trophy goes on but today showed that more good times will no doubt be on the way. Erik ten Hag’s side opened the scoring through Casemiro’s header and doubled their lead before half-time when Marcus Rashford’s shot hit Sven Botman and went in past Loris Karius.

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Newcastle will be disappointed that they weren’t able to cause their opponents more issues. Manchester United were very well organised and managed to take the sting out of the game. Here is a look at what has been said by pundits and more on social media about the Toon Army’s showing...

David Ginola: “I’m extremely disappointed for Newcastle United but that is the beginning of something.”

Jamie Carragher: “I think he’s (Bruno) been really good today. He takes the ball in difficult positions, like this as well. You just realise why he’s so important to this Newcastle team.”

Gary Lineker: “Proper support despite the disappointment from @NUFC’s fans. Their time will come.”

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Ian Wright: “They are brilliant (the fans) I am getting the same (messages from fans) being in London. It’s like an invasion like Vikings have come. They are all in great form, that’s why you hope it spills into the final and they can get the result that they need.”

Jose Enrique: “I feel for karius but he should have done it better than that....”

Rio Ferdinand: “Eddie Howe, his @NUFC team & the fans must be proud of where they are right now…their next cup final won’t be as long a wait as this one I’m sure.”

Rafa Benitez: “Great effort @NUFC, you gave it everything. Next time. Howay the lads.”

Patrice Evra: “Congratulations @NUFC you shouldn’t be upset by the result, you should be proud of yourself! Well done to all the fans, team and coaches involved!”

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