The reason why Erik ten Hag banned Man United players from wearing sponsored suits for Carabao Cup final
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Erik ten Hag stopped his Manchester United players from wearing sponsored suits for the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
United won their first trophy since 2017 by beating Newcastle courtesy of two goals in six first-half minutes.
Casemiro opened the scoring in the 33rd minute before Marcus Rashford's shot deflected off Sven Botman and looped over stand-in goalkeeper Loris Karius to double the lead.
United saw the game out comfortably in the end to get the Ten Hag era underway at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman has brought the good times back to United after laying down the law early on in terms of discipline.
And he earned the respect of his players when he joined them in a gruelling 8.5 mile run after the embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Brentford.
Ten Hag has already given off Sir Alex Ferguson vibes in terms of his no-nonsense approach and the best came on Sunday.
United stars were slated to wearing suits tailored by Paul Smith in what is normally a cup final tradition.
The british fashion brand are sponsors of United and so it was expected that players would sport their attire upon arrival for the showpiece.
However it created a problem for the meticulous Ten Hag. As per The Sun, the 52-year-old felt it messed with the schedule ahead of the 4.30 kick-off.
By his reckoning, it would take an extra ten minutes of the schedule because it would take them longer to get changed and into their pre-match training gear for the customary walk onto the pitch.
Ten Hag called a club official, who was on the other side of the world and sleeping at the time, to air his issue.
He agreed with the explanation from the manager, who got his wish. United turned up in the Adidas tracksuits they travel in for away games.
After a first triumph at Wembley, Ten Hag shared a wonderful embrace with Ferguson and said he was desperate to build a legacy like the legendary Scot.
In a press conference, he told the media: "I just love United. When I see already our shirts, when I see the bond with the fans, when I see Old Trafford, when I see the legacy Sir Alex left, so many players, big players were developed in the United teams, it makes a big impression and we want to do the same.
"This team wants to make its own history and its own legacy. When this opportunity came, this is the right club for me, I want to be a part of it."