Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major
silverware of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester
United reign and broke Southampton’s hearts
as the Swedish star’s late goal clinched a
dramatic 3-2 victory in Sunday’s League Cup
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Ibrahimovic was one of Mourinho’s marquee
signings in the close-season and he repaid his
manager’s faith with a typically dominant
display on the big occasion at Wembley.
The 35-year-old opened the scoring with a
blistering free-kick before Jesse Lingard
doubled United’s lead.
Manolo Gabbiadini sparked a thrilling
Southampton fightback, scoring just before
half-time and again early in the second half.
But Ibrahimovic had the last word as his 87th
minute header ensured Mourinho joined
United legend Alex Ferguson and Nottingham
Forest great Brian Clough as the only managers
to win the League Cup four times.