NEWCASTLE are planning to give Manchester United a guard of honour tomorrow recognising their Carabao Cup triumph.
February’s loss in the Wembley final means Toon fans are still without a domestic trophy since 1955.
That has not stopped Newcastle giving the green light to a grand gesture to the Red Devils when they visit St James’ Park.
The idea was proposed by Toon supporters group Trophies Don’t Matter, which boasts Newcastle having the best fans in the world is more important than silverware.
TDM spokesman Lipra Olof said: “It is only right we salute our friends from Manchester. They were deserved winners.
“We had a lovely day at Wembley and took over Trafalgar Square before the match, which is the most important thing.”
Players will line up by the tunnel as their rivals walk out and boss Eddie Howe is to present Erik ten Hag with a plaque and flowers.
The match is a key clash in the race for the Champions League spots with Newcastle in fifth, three points behind third-placed United.
The pair are scrapping for the spots alongside managerless Tottenham and overachievers Brighton and Brentford, who meet tomorrow.
Just eight points separate the six sides as the season reaches its penultimate month.
United are looking for silverware in other competitions.
The Red Devils face a Europa League quarter-final tie with Sevilla later this month as well as another trip to Wembley to take on Brighton in the FA Cup.