Newcastle United will need to be at their best if they are to end their 68-year wait for a trophy against in-form Manchester United in the 2022/23 Carabao Cup final.
Third-placed United are one of the few teams in the Premier League to have impressed as much as Newcastle, who are currently fifth, during a resurgent campaign for both clubs.
Newcastle’s run to the final of the competition, also known as the EFL Cup, suffered a blemish when inspirational midfielder Bruno Guimaraes was sent off in their semi-final.
What is Guimaraes’ status in the finals? What was his offense and how long will he be banned? Here’s what you need to know.
Will Bruno Guimaraes play in the Carabao Cup final?
As a key part of Newcastle’s revival during head coach Eddie Howe’s first full season in charge, Guimaraes would be sorely missed if he had been suspended for the final.
Fortunately for the Magpies, Guimaraes has served his three-match ban and will be available — barring injury — to play in the game at Wembley Stadium on February 26.
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