A pub in Sunderland has sparked hilarity in its community after posting on social media that it has become a 'Man Utd pub for the day'.

As Newcastle United prepare to take on Manchester United at Wembley in the Carabao Cup Final, not everyone in the North East is quite happy with supporting Newcastle during the match.

Not content with cheering on a rival, the Bluebell in Fulwell, Sunderland, has put out a post on social media claiming it is getting people to become 'Manchester United fans for the day'.

Taking to its Facebook page, the North East venue posted: "Manchester United vs Newcastle United kicks off at 430pm today and we are ready for it!

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"We've got the t-shirts, we've got the flags! Now we just need the mags to get beat and we can have a PARTY!!!! We're all Man Utd fans today right?"

The post online got some funny comments, with one person commenting, saying: "This is brilliant - we are all Manchester United fans today," while another added: "This is fantastic - and I fully support it."

The Northern Echo: T-shirts that the staff at the Bluebell have chosen to wearT-shirts that the staff at the Bluebell have chosen to wear (Image: BLUEBELL)

However, not everyone liked the pub's humour, with one person saying: "We're living rent free in your head," while another said: "How jealous can you get?"

Fans of Newcastle United have travelled down from the North East in large numbers for the match, their first appearance in the final of a major cup since losing 2-0 to United in the 1998/99 FA Cup final.

The Northern Echo: The pub has put Manchester United banners up in the pubThe pub has put Manchester United banners up in the pub (Image: BLUEBELL)

The 32,761 tickets allocated to the club at the 90,000-seater Wembley Stadium sold out within a week and the travelling fans have wasted no time getting acquainted with the capital.

Newcastle have enjoyed a rapid rise up the Premier League table since the arrival of Mr Ghodoussi, Mr Reuben and other new investors.

Their Saudi Arabia-led consortium has funded more than £210 million of new signings since taking over the club in October 2021.

Managed by Eddie Howe, Newcastle sit fifth in the Premier League, just one point behind Tottenham Hotspur in the final Champions League qualification spot.

Victory over Manchester United in tomorrow’s final would secure the club a play-off place in next season’s Europa Conference League.

It would be the first time Newcastle have played in Europe since the 2012/13 campaign, when they reached the quarter-final stage of the Europa League.