Why Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is more likely to get a Carabao Cup winners’ medal if Manchester United win following Old Trafford loan spell
Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka may nonetheless be a winner if the Magpies get crushed by Manchester United within the Carabao Cup closing.
The Slovakia worldwide spent the primary half of the season on loan at Old Trafford from St James’ Park.
Dubravka has performed his half in United’s route to the ultimate
He performed simply two video games for Erik ten Hag’s facet earlier than returning to Tyneside in January, though each appearances got here within the Carabao Cup.
As a consequence, Dubravka is cup-tied and if Newcastle declare victory, the goalkeeper is likely to be left empty-handed.
He most likely would have performed for the Toon as nicely after Nick Pope’s crimson card towards Liverpool.
Nonetheless, ought to Man United win the ultimate, the 34-year-old can be in line to acquire a winners’ medal for the Pink Devils.
Golf equipment get 19 medals to hand out to matchday squads instantly after the ultimate, plus 11 more at a later date to award at their discretion.
The Magpies have used 25 gamers within the competitors and the additional 5 medals are likely to be claimed by teaching workers.
United, in the meantime, have additionally used 25 gamers within the competitors and solely 13 have performed more minutes than Dubravka, that means he ought to get a medal ought to they triumph.
However he’ll a part of the Newcastle squad within the closing
Loads is at stake between Newcastle and United, with each side trying to finish a lengthy searches for silverware.
Newcastle’s most up-to-date trophy was method again in 1955 after they received the FA Cup.
Their final look in a cup closing got here in 1999, conveniently towards the Pink Devils within the FA Cup.
United’s earlier honour arrived in 2017 as they lifted the Europa League beneath Jose Mourinho.
Each side claimed convincing mixture wins within the semi-finals, with Newcastle beating Southampton 3-1 and United thumping Forest 5-0.
Nonetheless, the ultimate will go away Dubravka in a clumsy state of affairs as two giants of English soccer compete for the primary trophy of the season.
talkSPORT will present reside and unique protection of the Carabao Cup closing.
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