Manchester United defeated League One’s Charlton Athletic 3-0 thanks to a pair of late goals from Marcus Rashford, and will now face Nottingham Forest, who beat Wolves on penalty kicks. In addition to the renowned three-handled trophy, what else awaits the winners? The winner of the Carabao Cup earns a spot in the Europa Conference League playoff phase, although this is subject to change according to their Premier League finish.
Manchester United beat League One’s Charlton Athletic 3-0
If the winner of the Carabao Cup finishes in the top four of the Premier League, as has been the case every season since Manchester United defeated Southampton in the 2017 final, they will qualify for the Champions League. They advance directly to the Europa League group stage if they finish fifth. The Europa Conference League playoff spot will then go to the Premier League’s highest-placed team unless the FA Cup champion also finishes in the top five in the league.