Five things you missed from Manchester United 3-2 Southampton

Five things you missed from Manchester United 3-2 Southampton

Manchester United left it late as they beat Southampton 3-2 in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. 

Jesse Lingard netted in-between a Zlatan Ibrahimovic double as Manolo Gabbiadini’s brace was ultimately left in vain.

Don’t worry if you missed anything during the showpiece, because Sportsmail’s eagle-eyed team made sure those all-important finer details were preserved for posterity.

Craig David’s a Saint 

Lifelong Southampton fan Craig David wasn’t going to pass up a chance to watch his home team go for silverware.

The British singer, who was born in Southampton, took to Twitter to share a picture of himself in his personalised Saints shirt prior to kick-off.

‘Let the fun begin!’ he wrote as he looked on from one of Wembley’s plush boxes.

Bailly doesn’t care for national anthem 

Both sets of players observeds stood still as they observed the national anthem prior to the match, apart from one man.

Ivorian defender Eric Bailly was clearly raring to go as he was seen jumping up and down as ‘God Save the Queen’ was sung by Emily Haig.

The goal that should have stood 

Manchester United were gifted a huge let-off in the opening stages as Cedric Soares squared a low across goal for Manolo Gabbiadini to tap home.

Unfortunately for Southampton the Italian was wrongly given offside with replays showing it was a terrible decision.

The presence of Ryan Bertrand, who was yards offside, looked to have confused the linesman. 

Zlatan rises to the occasion again 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brace made it six goalsin the last five domestic cup finals that he has played in.

The Swede fired a quite brilliant free-kick from around 28 yards out in the 19th minute to net his 25th of the season. And crucially he nodded the late winner to give Mourinho his first piece of silverware at the club.

Fraser Forster could have perhaps done better to react but the 35-year-old’s effort was sublime. Ibrahimovic has now won 19 major trophies in his club career.

Beckhams in attendance

When it comes to famous United supporters, they come no bigger than David Beckham.

The Old Trafford legend and his three sons had the best seats in the house for the highly-anticipated showdown.

David, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz were animated throughout with Ibrahimovic’s set piece drawing a particularly big celebration from the former England winger.

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