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Summary

  1. Listen on BBC Radio 5 live using the audio button
  2. Ibrahimovic heads in for late Man Utd glory
  3. Gabbiadini had scored twice to bring Saints back to 2-2
  4. Lingard and Ibrahimovic gave United 2-0 lead
  5. Mourinho could become first Man Utd boss to win trophy in first season
  6. Southampton looking for first major trophy since 1976

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    One of THE great cup finals.

    • Jose Mourinho joins legends Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough in winning the League Cup four times.
    • Mourinho becomes the first Manchester United manager to win a major trophy in his first season.
    • Mourinho keeps up a 100% winning record in English domestic finals.

    But it is Zlatan Ibrahimovic's name which will be at the top of the headlines after the Swede scored twice, including a late winner, to give United victory over Southampton.

    Have a read of Phil McNulty's match report from Wembley

    We are back on Monday for Premier League action as champions Leicester take on Liverpool.

    Until then.

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  3. 'We had a fantastic game without reward'

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Southampton

    Southampton boss Claude Puel on Sky Sports:  "Congratulations to Manchester United. They were too clinical. But we proved we can play very well with many chances and opportunities.

    "We came back with quality. Perhaps we deserve better. It's football and congratulations to Manchester and their players.

    "Manolo Gabbiadini scored three good goals this afternoon (including the disallowed goal). There's a lot of disappointment of course.

    "We had a fantastic game without the reward. I hope we can continue on this level."

  4. Post update

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    It is Manchester United who are Walking Away with the trophy.

  5. 'Winning is always special'

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Manchester United

    Man United boss Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: " I'm a bit emotional yes. It's not easy to win titles and so many times. It's not easy to cope with the pressure I put myself under.

    "It was a game I was feeling the difficulty. I want to pay homage to Southampton and what they deserve. We have the cup in our hands and probably should be in extra time.

    "Winning is always special. The day I don't get emotional when I win is the day to go home.

    "Now we have one month in the Premier League and Rostov in the Europa League and Chelsea in the FA Cup and we have so much to play for.

    "But today I could feel the difference between freshness in the teams - if we had gone to extra time we would have been in trouble."

  6. 'Zlatan gave us the cup'

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Manchester United

    Man United boss Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: “Honestly, Ibrahimovic won the game for us because he was outstanding. I can see a couple of performances - Pogba similar level - but he was outstanding. 

    "In a match where the opponent was better than us for long periods - they deserved to go to extra time - he made the difference and he gave us the cup."

  7. Post update

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Here is what Jose Mourinho said...

  8. Post update

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Ian Wright

    Former Arsenal striker on 606

    Just watching him be interviewed on the TV and Jose Mourinho is yet to crack a smile. He looks like someone has given him some really rubbish news. 

    Apart from Ibrahimovic, I have to say the rest of the Manchester United players didn't play well today. 

    If the rest of the team get on Zlatan's level then yes, Manchester United will do well next season. 

  9. Permutations

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

  10. Post update

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-Southampton striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Zlatan made all the difference. It was a stunning free kick. 

    The way he used all of his experience - not just in his two goals but everywhere on the pitch, he deserves that Man of the Match trophy. 

  11. 'Today was a big one'

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Manchester United

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick on Sky Sports: "We weren't at our best. It was a terrific final. Sometimes teams cancel each other out but both teams went for it.

    "Winning is all that matters in finals and hopefully this will kick us on.

    "People keep asking questions of Zlatan - to play that number of games is an achievement - and he's scored no goal bigger than today.

    "He's won us the cup. It's hard to explain how big it was. The FA Cup was big last year and today was a big one - we sensed it."

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick
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    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    A dab from Paul Pogba with the trophy. Of course.

    Paul Pogba celebrates
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    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Alan Shearer

    Ex-Southampton striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    Southampton players weer shaking their heads as they walked up the steps as they wonder what could have been. 

    I think they certainly had more energy than Manchester United for most of the match. 

    They can feel very unlucky they are only collecting losers medals. 

  14. 'I came - that's special'

    Man Utd 3-2 Southampton

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba have been interviewed together on Sky Sports.

    Pogba: "It is very important for everyone. I'm very happy. That's why we bought him. To make the difference in important games."

    Ibrahimovic on deciding to join United: "I got a call from Jose Mourinho - I have a good relationship with him and that's why I came. I know I made the right choice. I predicted what I would do.

    "I came - that's special."

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  15. Post update

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Jose Mourinho is passed the three-handled trophy by Paul Pogba and arms aloft, raises it towards the Manchester United supporters.

    Past and present celebrate as Sir Alex Ferguson raises a smile in the stands.

    Jose Mourinho
  16. BreakingCHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    🏆🏆🏆

    Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy.

    Manchester United are the EFL Cup champions.

    Jose Mourinho becomes the first United manager to win a trophy in his first season at the club.

    Wayne Rooney
  17. Post update

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic is named the man of the match.

    Surprise, surprise.

  18. Post update

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Now Jose Mourinho, security around him, trots up the steps, the last man up.

  19. Post update

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Wayne Rooney is still at the club and leads his players up the steps to collect the trophy.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watches on from down on the pitch.

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
  20. 'Trophy No 32 for me'

    Manchester United win EFL Cup

    Manchester United

    Manchester United match-winner Zlatan Ibrahimovic, speaking to Sky Sports: "This is a team effort. This is what I came for - to win and I am winning. The more I win the more satisfied I get.

    "You appreciate it more the older you get. Wherever I have gone I have won. I think this is trophy number 32 for me.

    "This is what I predicted. To many I could not do it. My friend, I keep doing it. I'm enjoying it in England."

    Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic