United started off like a fan blade working on low voltage. They served the fans with cold "adrenaline beer"- the tension was intense: Mata was suffocated out wide, Lingard lacked
creativity and Martial wasn't getting his runs right, Rojo was mis-kicking..etc
2. HE SCORES THEM ALL
He scores free - kicks, corner kicks, volley kicks and even Karate kicks. What's more? He came to United for FREE!! His name is Zlatan 'Ekwueme' Ibrahimovic, the 'talk-na-do' striker. The best bargain of the season. He single handedly handed the EFL cup to United. 26 goals in February!...More to follow
3. JESSE LINGARD.
Mkhitaryan's absence caused José some selection headache and Lingard was called on. But why on earth was he given the Trequartista role?? Mata should have played there with Lingard playing wide. His goal apart, his play reminded me of Pius Ikedia of Super Eagles.
4. TACTICAL SAVE
The tactical decision to bring on Carrick was spot on. Herrera's positional play was poor in the 1st half,creating a very big hole in the midfield which Southampton kept exploiting.
5. MARCOS ROJO
The man is everything BUT a left back. He made so many errors today. However, tactically, the decision to play him ahead of Blind was a good one. Southampton had pacey wingers who would have outrun him....Luke Shaw please come back!!!!!
....This wouldn't end without saying "Tuale" to the boss, José 'Uchenna' Mourinho. Indeed,he has brought back the ginger and swagger days to United.
IN THE END, it was a difficult win- like a chilled bottle of COKE diluted with ALOMO BITTERS. Hate or not, ONE TROPHY IS IN THE BAG.
GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.