Video of Jesse Lingard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Goals in United EFL Cup Victory

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Manchester United went up 2-0 on Southampton FC in the EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium tonight, but that advantage has since been erased. United got their goals at the national stadium today from winger Jesse Lingard and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Southampton has drawn level by getting two braces from forward Manolo Gabbiadini.

They possibly should have had a third from Gabbiadini, and perhaps got robbed due to a very controversial call (more on that in a bit).

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Man United May Have Caught a Break, Southampton Perhaps Robbed in EFL Cup

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Manchester United went up 2-0 on Southampton FC in the EFL Cup final at Wembley Stadium tonight, but that advantage was eventually erased. United got their goals at the national stadium today from winger Jesse Lingard and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Southampton has drawn level by getting two braces from forward Manolo Gabbiadini.

They should have had a third from Gabbiadini, but potentially got robbed due to a very controversial call. The footage is below and you can weigh on whether you or not you think Southampton got shafted in the comments section

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Eric Cantona Predicts Multiple Trophies for Jose Mourinho this Season

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Club legend Eric Cantona sees multiple trophies this season for Manchester United. They could win the first in a matter for hours in the EFL Cup versus Southampton.

On Friday, Jose Mourinho when asked during his weekly press briefing what it would mean to become the first Manchester United manager to win a trophy in his first season on the job. Here was his response:

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Future at MUFC Uncertain; Hinges on Champions League Qualification

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A second season at Manchester United is still not guaranteed for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, claims the Mirror, and the hold-up is due to United’s uncertainty over reaching the UEFA Champions League. Ibrahimovic joined United this past summer on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain, and it’s been widely thought that he’s going to play another season beyond this one and the top tier of world football.

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Antonio Conte Sees Victory as Another Step Towards Chelsea League Title

We’ve certainly gotten used to seeing Chelsea FC put up some eye-popping numbers this season. They haven’t just won, they’ve won with authority, producing dominant final scores. Accomplishing a historical Premier League consecutive game winning streak in 2016-17, Chelsea vaulted to the top of the table and have remained there .

There does not seem to be any looking back either, as the Blues are the dominant favorite to win the league title. With a dominant home win over lowly Swansea City today, 3-1, Chelsea are now 11 points up on Manchester City with 13 games to play (although City do have a game in hand).

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Pochettino Admits Tottenham Must Add Players to Become a Title Contender

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Tottenham Hotspur are certainly in a downward spiral right now. Having crashed out of the UEFA Champions League, last year’s third place finisher in the English Premier League then found themselves in the Europa League. They have since been bounced from the Europe consolation bracket by KAA Gent.

Spurs London rival club Chelsea are currently on top of the table by such a wide margin that the league title race is most likely over. Heading into a Sunday home clash against ninth place Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino admits his club is not ready to compete for a title yet, and they must add players this summer transfer window in order to rise up to that level.

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Jose Mourinho Very Upset About Man United’s Europa League Draw

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Manchester United could still achieve a “plastic treble” this season, as they have advanced deep in the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Europa League tournaments.

The next Europa tie sees the club travel to FC Rostov on March 9th for the first leg, and then host the second leg on March 16th. Sandwiched between the two matches is the epic FA Cup quarterfinal clash with Chelsea on March 13th. United Manager Jose Mourinho is furious about the scheduling.

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Mourinho Press Conference Previewing EFL Cup vs Southampton (Video)

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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho just did his weekly press conference a few hours ago and it covered a lot of ground. The session is in advance of the EFL Cup final match on Sunday, and Mourinho discussed the sacking of Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri at length; showing solidarity for the Italian with “CR” on his shirt. He also expressed his anger at the MUFC Europa League draw.

He also discussed the team’s fitness situation and his disappointment in the Europa League draw.

We have full video of the session posted for you below via YouTube

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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Manchester United have been beaten just once in their last 25 overall across all competitions. It’s a feat unmatched since the Sir Alex Ferguson era. However, they’re still in sixth place in the league, a spot they have occupied since late October. Nevertheless, United have a chance for a so-called “plastic treble,” and winning in the EFL Cup on Sunday accomplishes the first component of that triad.

United have also reached the quarterfinals of the FA Cup and the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Jose Mourinho Shows Support for Claudio Ranieri; Wears “CR” on Shirt

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In April of 2016 there was talk of Claudio Ranieri being knighted and having streets named after him. Documentaries glorifying his achievements were in the works. In February of 2017 he was sacked. It’s the message of the Frank Sinatra standard “That’s Life” manifesting itself in a very extreme, all too real manner.

“That’s life, that’s what people say. You’re riding high in April; shot down in May.”

While Leicester City, the reigning Premier League champions no longer endorse Claudio Ranieri, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does.

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Man United Injury Report (EFL Cup): Carrick, Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Jones

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Sunday brings the EFL Cup final, Manchester United versus Southampton, at Wembley Stadium in London. United Manager Jose Mourinho met the media today (full video at this link) in part to preview the trophy clash at the national stadium and the session included an update on his squad’s fitness situation.

Mourinho commented on Wayne Rooney, who just yesterday ended speculation about a transfer to China via an official public statement committing his future to the club. 

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Deron Williams Headed to Cavaliers; Will Get Prime Opportunity for a Title

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What a week for Dallas Mavericks point guard Deron Williams. First he’s inducted into the inaugural class of the University of Illinois athletics Hall of Fame. The next day he moves from a team going absolutely nowhere to a leading NBA title contender.

According to multiple reports Williams, along with Center Andrew Bogut, will be signing with the defending NBA champs. 

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