Manchester United and Newcastle United are set to face off in the League Cup final at Wembley, with both clubs aiming to end long trophy droughts.
United, who last won a major trophy in 2017, have not won a League Cup since their victory over Southampton in the same year.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have not won a major trophy since the 1969 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and are seeking their first domestic trophy since the 1955 FA Cup.
Manchester United's Revival under Erik ten Hag
After a decade of struggle, Manchester United are enjoying a revival under Erik ten Hag, who joined the club from Ajax last year.
The coach's handling of Cristiano Ronaldo showed he was not intimidated by player power and demanded players meet his high standards.
The Dutchman has helped to revitalise the club and has instilled a belief that they can end their trophy drought.
Newcastle's Saudi-funded Revolution
Newcastle's resurgence has been fuelled by the financial backing of their new Saudi owners and the astute management of Eddie Howe.
The club was languishing in the relegation zone when Howe was hired, but he has quickly turned things around.
Despite a recent dip in form, Newcastle are fifth in the Premier League and are emerging as a genuine force.
Their Saudi owners hold an 80% stake in the club, but Howe is the public face of the club's renaissance.
The League Cup Final Showdown
The League Cup final offers both clubs a chance to rewrite their history and end their trophy droughts.
Manchester United are favourites going into the game, but Newcastle are unlikely to be a pushover.
The match is also significant as it offers Newcastle a chance to prove they are now a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League.
Both clubs will be eager to win, and the game promises to be an exciting encounter.
Loris Karius: Chance for Redemption
Newcastle will start Loris Karius in goal, who is best known for his costly howlers in Liverpool's 2018 Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.
Karius has not played in a competitive match in almost two years, but Nick Pope's suspension has given him a chance at redemption.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe believes that the game offers Karius a chance to redeem himself since his howler which cost Liverpool the UEFA Champions League in 2018.