Roy Keane has say on Newcastle United ahead of Carabao Cup final vs Man Utd

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A look ahead to the Carabao Cup final between Newcastle United and Manchester United

Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Roy Keane has said Newcastle United will have to be at their best if they are to beat Manchester United. The Toon Army take on Erik ten Hag’s in-form side at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final.

Excitement is building as they look to win their first trophy for 68 years and fans have made the trip down to London in huge numbers.

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Keane, who spent 12 years at Old Trafford, was no stranger to winning trophies and has admitted he has been impressed by Newcastle this season. He has said: “First of all he’s (Eddie Howe) has got to focus on winning a football match. Forget about the side show because there is for a cup final.

“He’s got a strong looking team out there. He’s obviously had the issue with the goalkeepers. That is normal for a manager unless his substitutes are an issue. He seems quite a calm character and he’s tried to treat it as a normal week. Can the players take that into the game? As I said, a cup final is a big game.”

He added: “They do lack the experience compared to the United players, who have got World Cup winners and have competed in bigger games. They (Newcastle) have been solid all season. They have got to get their A game back and this is the place to do it. They have to bring their A game to beat United today, anything less and they won’t be getting a result.”

Newcastle head into the match on the back of their 2-0 loss at home to Liverpool last time out. They are winless in their last four Premier League outings as well.

Their opponents, on the other hand, have been in decent form and have named Marcus Rashford in their starting XI. He was a doubt after limping off against Barcelona last time out.

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