- Manchester United were crowned the winners of the Carabao Cup after they beat Newcastle
- The Red Devils stunned the Magpies 2-0 at Wembley Stadium to win a first trophy since 2017
- Man United are also set to bank some minor prize money for their exploits in the competition
Manchester United are reportedly set to earn £100,000 in prize money after winning the 2023 edition of the Carabao Cup.
The Premier League giants ended their trophy drought of more than five years on Sunday night, by winning the cup following a 2-0 epic victory over Newcastle at Wembley Stadium.
Casemiro opened the scoring for the Red Devils shortly after the half-hour mark before Marcus Rashford's deflected shot helped Erik ten Hag's men head into the break with the advantage.
Efforts by Newcastle to earn at least a consolation goal proved futile, with United holding firm to their lead to secure their first competition victory since 2017.
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How much will United earn?
According to the Mirror, United are set to pocket a paltry £100,000 as prize money after their momentous win on Sunday night. Incredibly, the money is not even half of what David de Gea - the club's top earner - pockets in a week.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are in line to pocket just £50,000 for finishing as the runners-up.
Be that as it may, both clubs are set to split the gate receipts from Wembley Stadium where more than 85,000 fans had been in attendance.
Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest and Southampton - both who reached the semis - will take home £25 000 each.
Phil Jones works as pundit
Sports Brief also reported on Phil Jones working as a pundit in the match yesterday despite being a registered Man United player and his club being in action.
His last appearance for the Red Devils came in May 2022 and he is yet to record a single minute since ten Hag took over at Old Trafford in September 2022.
The 31-year-old is contracted to the club until June 2023 with an option of a further year, which is unlikely to be triggered after his 12 years of service.