Of all the things Jose Mourinho could have said in the aftermath of an EFL Cup final win over Southampton on Sunday, that was among the least surprising. This was, after all, a manager who has won 21 trophies in the last 13 years (24 if you count the Community Shield and its national variants), speaking an hour or so after succeeding in what was Manchester United's third- or fourth-biggest priority. Bigger things lie ahead. Or that's the plan, at least.
Man United won a trophy, Chelsea padded their lead at the top of the Premier League, and Sunderland look like their luck will finally run out. Iain Macintosh looks back at the Heroes & Villains.
You just knew it would be him. Manchester United could wobble, they could squander their lead, and they could take the game to the very brink of extra time, but you knew, on some deeper, molecular level, that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would save the day. There was no one United fans would rather have...
LONDON -- He may have been playing to the gallery by living up to his egotistical, self-centred reputation, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a point with his response when asked whether he thinks Manchester United are on the verge of "something special" after their dramatic EFL Cup final victory over Southampton on Sunday.
"I came," Ibrahimovic said. "That is special."
The Swedish centre-forward scored two goals in United's 3-2 win at Wembley, one of the classic finals since the stadium reopened in...