Mourinho praises Southampton EFL Cup final effort

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Man United

We get more space, more second ball.

So cause of that Wayne Rooney is rumored to say at United and leave at the end of the season.

After Gabbiadini had seen an opening goal inexplicably ruled out, under-performing United showed their ruthless edge as Ibrahimovic fired home a free-kick before Lingard scored on a third straight Wembley appearance. But last season, a very hard season for the club and for the players, along with the manager, they managed to win a trophy.

When you have a taste of good things, you want to repeat.

JOSE MOURINHO, explaining why the desire to win is a key ingredient.

Heading into this match, a confident Mourinho, who won the competition three times with Chelsea, told MUTV: "I just want to play, I can't wait". He has 24 goals in 37 matches for United this season. With Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera likely to start in midfield, Paul Pogba could occupy one of the forward positions, with Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial looking to fill the wider roles. In that scenario, there would be no No. 10 role for Rooney to occupy.

They claim these calls have been going on for weeks as the Portuguese boss has reignited interest in Neymar, after he had been heavily linked with an Old Trafford move in the past. You know that we normally play two different systems. "We were playing and travelling".

This is a special final for Mourinho. The Red Devils have four titles under their belt, while The Saints have yet to win their first League cup.

The two defeats came during extra-time, suggesting he's unbeatable over 90 minutes, so United may want to get this game wrapped up faster than they did last May's FA Cup final.

The League Cup was the first trophy that he lifted in England, 12 years ago with Chelsea.

"It is fantastic. To be playing these kind of matches in the space of a year, two finals, it is great". It was a good taste for them. When you are used to winning and you don't win, you miss it and you don't accept it.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard would both go on to score before the Saints finally found the back of the net through Gabbiadini's strike in first-half stoppage time.

Last meeting: The teams played on August 19 in the Premier League, with United winning 2-0 on a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace.

Speaking after the final, Mourinho admitted that Southampton would have deserved to take the fixture to extra time after an impressive display at times on the Wembley stage.

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