Man Utd fly back to Manchester with Carabao Cup trophy as David de Gea presented with special gift after Newcastle win | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED have flown home with the Carabao Cup after tasting Wembley glory yesterday.
The Red Devils grabbed their first silverware of the Erik ten Hag era by beating Newcastle 2-0 under the famous arch.
United stars gleefully celebrated in the dressing room after the match – spraying some bubbly and even being joined by Sir Alex Ferguson.
They have since flown back to Manchester, but not before presenting their goalkeeper with a special gift.
David de Gea's clean sheet at Wembley was his 181st in 523 appearances for the club.
The milestone saw the Spaniard overtake United legend Peter Schmeichel's tally of 180.
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A beaming Ten Hag presented his goalkeeper with a shirt featuring "De Gea 181" on the back.
The jersey was signed by all of the 32-year-old's team-mates.
De Gea grinned as he posed for pictures alongside his United pals on the plane with his new gift.
Speaking about his latest achievement, he said: "I’m happy.
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"It was the perfect way to do it, in the final.
"To break the record is something amazing, so I’m really proud so let’s keep going and try to keep more clean sheets."
Schmeichel, meanwhile, took to Twitter to congratulate De Gea on beating his record.
The Dane wrote: "181 clean sheets. Amazing way to celebrate it.
"Congratulations on this record."
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