Manchester United’s impressive victory over Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final has extended their domestic dominance over their rivals. From Matt Busby’s rebuild to Sir Alex Ferguson’s unrivalled dominance, Man United have gone through several successful periods in their rich history. The latest in that line is the Erik ten Hag project. The Dutchman has won his first trophy with the Red Devils after defeating Newcastle 2-0 in the final. This triumph ends their six-year trophy drought, and ten Hag would hope it is the first of many at Old Trafford.
Manchester United increase trophy count
As a result of the victory, Manchester United have now added a 38th major domestic title to their ever-expanding trophy cabinet. United were already leading second-placed Liverpool by one trophy and have now doubled the tally with this triumph. If the recent past is taken into account, few would have prophesied this. Just last year, Liverpool were fighting for the unprecedented quadruple, while United exited all the cup competitions at the initial hurdle.
A year later, the roles are reversed. This season, it is Man United’s turn to chase the quadruple, while Jurgen Klopp’s side have already exited two cup competitions. They are also close to being knocked out of the Champions League following their 5-2 first leg defeat to Real Madrid, while the Premier League top spot is well out of their reach. On the other hand, Manchester United have already won one trophy but are far behind the leaders in the league table. However, they are active in the remaining two cup competitions – Europa League (quarter-finals) and FA Cup (semi-finals).
Furthermore, Manchester City have emerged as a new force in the English top flight over the last decade. The blue half of Manchester has been a consistent threat at the top of the Premier League table. To have a realistic chance of winning the league championship, any team must first pass through City. Pep Guardiola, in particular, has strengthened Manchester City’s position at the top. This has made it even more difficult for other teams to have a shot at glory.
English clubs with most domestic titles
Manchester United have won 38 major titles, which is two more than second-placed Liverpool. The Red Devils’ 38 trophies are broken down into 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups and six EFL Cups. Meanwhile, Liverpool have won the league 19 times, while they have got eight FA Cup crowns and nine EFL Cups. It is to be noted that this list only includes the major trophies won in their domestic league and has no mention of the European success.
Arsenal are third with 29 trophies, while Manchester City are fourth with 22 titles. Chelsea are joint fifth with 19 trophies – same as Aston Villa. Aside from the big names, other intriguing names have also made their way onto this exclusive list. Blackburn, who are currently languishing in the second division of English football pyramid, also has a place in this elite table. Check the table below to find out who all made this final list:
|20 Leagues, 12 FA Cups, 6 EFL Cups
|19 Leagues, 8 FA Cups, 9 EFL Cups
|13 Leagues, 14 FA Cups, 2 EFL Cups
|8 Leagues, 6 FA Cups, 8 EFL Cups
|6 Leagues, 8 FA Cups, 5 EFL Cups
|7 Leagues, 7 FA Cups, 5 EFL Cups
|2 Leagues, 8 FA Cups, 4 EFL Cups
|9 Leagues, 5 FA Cups
|4 Leagues, 6 FA Cups
|3 Leagues, 6 FA Cups, 1 EFL Cups