Date: 21st February 2023 at 10:30am
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag will be hoping to become the club’s first boss since Jose Mourinho to guide The Red Devils to silverware on Sunday. 

United face Newcastle United in the final of the Carabao Cup at Wembley, with the former bidding to win a trophy for the first time since 2017.

Ten Hag’s side are in fine form at present, while their opponents have endured something of a slump in form recently although they have enjoyed a remarkable season so far.

The Magpies currently occupy fifth place in the Premier League table, although they could move back into the Champions League qualification places if they win the game-in-hand that they have over the sides above them.

The Red Devils sit third at present, and look increasingly likely to finish the season in the top four and secure their place in the top European club competition for next term.

Marcus Rashford’s form has been crucial to United’s recent success, while the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho have also impressed.

Now, Garnacho is said to have agreed a new long-term contract extension that will earn him a pay rise.

Garnacho has verbally agreed a new long-term contract with United

As per ESPN, the youngster has verbally agreed a new five-year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2028.

At present, the 18-year-old’s current deal is set to expire next summer, and United have treated the player’s deal as a priority.

It is claimed that the only details left to be finalised are in relation to image rights, but the agreement is already in place and the player will soon officially sign the extension.

Garnacho joined United from Spanish side Atletico Madrid’s youth setup back in 2020 and has emerged in the first team at Old Trafford over the past 12 months.

The winger made his senior debut for The Red Devils against Chelsea towards the end of last season, but he has become a regular for Ten Hag this term.

So far this season, the Argentina under-20 international has made 25 appearances for United across all competitions, scoring three goals and providing five assists.

Garnacho netted during United’s 2-0 win over Leeds United at Elland Road earlier this month, and featured against Barcelona during their Europa League play-off first leg tie at the Nou Camp.

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