Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sensational moment has created history for Manchester United as the most successful club in England. That moment was his brace in the 3-2 win over Southampton on Sunday’s EFL Cup final, to near Liverpool in EFL cup history.
Ibrahimovic was Manchester United’s man of the match with the Midas touch, dragging them from a mire of mediocrity with his 25th and 26th goals of the season, as he secured his success in England.
After the match at the Wembley Stadium, the 35-year-old Swede could not help but to say that the win was a team effort. “This is what I came for – to win, and I am winning. The more I win the more satisfied l get. This is number 32nd trophy for me,” he said.
Manchester United manager, José Mourinho, said: “Honestly, Ibrahimovic won the game for us. In a match where the opponent was better than us for long periods – they deserved to go to extra time – he (Zlatan) made the difference and he gave us the cup.”
Ibrahimovic’s opening goal was the first Southampton have conceded in the League Cup this season, going 468 minutes without shipping a goal in the competition.
Reports have it that Manchester United have won each of their past six games at Wembley, while only Liverpool (8) have won the League Cup more times than Manchester United (5).
By Felix Simire