Man Utd’s paltry prize money for Carabao Cup final win revealed, it wouldn’t cover a week’s wages for some

Manchester United’s prize money for winning the Carabao Cup has been revealed.

On Sunday United beat Newcastle 2-0 at Wembley to win the Carabao Cup and end their six-year trophy drought.

Imperious midfield enforcer Casemiro netted the opener for Erik ten Hag’s men before they doubled their lead via a Sven Botman own goal.

It was United’s first silverware of any kind since winning the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017, and with the club still challenging in this term’s FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League, it could be the first of many this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Ten Hag said: “It was not always the best football, but it was effective. Firstly, you have to win the first one [trophy]. We will get a lot of inspiration from this, but also more confidence that we can do it.

“We are still in a start to restore Man Utd to where they belong, which is winning trophies and this is the first one.

“I said before the game, Rafa Varane, Casemiro, David de Gea, they know how to win trophies. You need such lads on the pitch to point the team, to coach them, to organise, not only from a tactical prospect but especially mentally. The winning attitude, they have to bring it in the dressing room, in the team in different situations and they’ve done that.”

While there is a psychological significance to the victory, United have not reaped any significant financial benefits by winning the trophy.

Carabao Cup prize money

According to the Mirror, United have earned just £100,000 in prize money by winning the Carabao Cup, a sum that would barely cover half a week’s wages for some of the club’s highest earners.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabia-backed Newcastle will earn just £50,000 for making the final of the competition. However, the club will at least have an even split of the gate receipts at Wembley, where 87,306 fans had been in attendance.

Nottingham Forest and Southampton, who were both eliminated in the Carabao Cup semi-finals made £25,000 each.

Every other participant, including the four beaten quarter-finalists, failed to make a penny in prize money, though will receive money via gate receipts.

For context, by reaching the Champions League a club earns in excess of £50million before a ball is kicked. That sum does not even factor in UEFA’s solidarity payments from their broadcasting pool.

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