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Confirmed match officials: Manchester United vs Newcastle United (Carabao Cup final)



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Manchester United will look to end their six-year trophy drought as they take on Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

Following their European triumph over Barcelona, United are riding tremendous momentum as they embark on their first cup final of the Erik ten Hag era. The two sides have previously met already this season, during a 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Old Trafford in a game filled with excessive stoppages caused by the antics of Eddie Howe’s men.

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This is something that Ten Hag pointed out during his pre-match press conference. In that regard, the match officials will need to be at their best in order to lead the flow of the game fairly. Here are the names of the match officials for the big game on Sunday:

Match Referee

David Coote will lead the two sides as they enter Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The Englishman has officiated 23 games across all competitions this season, brandishing a total of 86 yellow cards and 1 red card in the process. The last United match Coote led was the 2-1 victory against Everton at Goodison Park.

Assistant Referees

Nick Hopton and Tim Wood will be on the pitch alongside Coote on Sunday.

Coincidentally, Hopton and Wood were also the linesmen assisting Coote in United’s win at Goodison Park. Having officiated a game together before, the two of them will be prepared for such a high-profile game. Nick Greenhalgh will also stand by as a reserve if necessary.

Virtual Assistant Referees (VAR)

Peter Bankes will be operating the VAR from Stockley Park, with Eddie Smart serving as his assistant.

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Fourth Official

Simon Hooper will be on the sideline alongside Erik ten Hag and Eddie Howe.

The Englishman refereed United’s 3-0 win against Nottingham Forest, which paved their path to the final.