Erik ten Hag admits he has NEVER been to Wembley before Cup final

Erik ten Hag admits he has NEVER been to Wembley before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final as he calls on his Man United players to ‘create their own legacy’ in showdown with Newcastle

  • Sunday’s League Cup final will be Erik ten Hag’s first-ever visit to Wembley
  • The Manchester United manager takse on Newcastle in the silverware clash
  • Ten Hag has told his players to ‘create their own legacy’ in Sunday’s final

Erik ten Hag pays his first visit to Wembley on Sunday urging his Manchester United players to add their names to the club’s illustrious history.

Ten Hag, who has never been to the world-famous stadium before even as a spectator, is aiming to win his first trophy in England by beating Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final.

It would also end United’s six-year wait for silverware – their worst run since the early 1980s.

‘I’ve never had the opportunity to be at Wembley and experience a game there,’ revealed ten Hag.

‘I’ve only seen it on television. I am looking forward to it. A big joy.

Erik ten Hag wants his Manchester United superstars to ‘create their own legacy’ against Newcastle in Sunday’s League Cup final

United have a chance to win their first piece of silverware under Ten Hag at Wembley

Ten Hag admitted Sunday’s Carabao Cup final clash will be his first trip to Wembley

‘As a player for Manchester United and you have to create your own legacy. Therefore you have to win trophies.

‘Sometimes it’s difficult for the players because every time there are references to the past and a big history that former players made. And I can imagine those players, because they love the club, are most critical because they want you to do well.

‘I can understand that sometimes it affects players, it’s very clear, but it’s part of our job to live with criticism and see it as a gift and to do better.

‘We are going in a good direction. On Sunday we have an opportunity to win a trophy and afterwards we are still in three other competitions where we have good opportunities.

Manchester United players waited to get the train to London on Saturday afternoon

Newcastle will be hoping to spoil the party in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final showdown

‘But first it’s all about focusing on Sunday. We have to put everything we have into getting the trophy to Manchester.’

Ten Hag has revitalised United since arriving from Ajax last summer. From a place of disarray, they are third in the Premier League and still in the FA Cup and Europa League, having beaten Barcelona on Thursday.

They travel to Wembley as favourites and are unbeaten in nine matches though they’ll be hoping top scorer Marcus Rashford can recover in time from an ankle knock sustained against Barca.

‘I think it’s obvious our confidence and belief has grown,’ said Ten Hag. ‘The process also means we have to keep going and find a way to win no matter who the opponent is.’

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