Southampton proved to be the more creative team on the night of their EFL Cup clash with Liverpool, with a smooth 1-0 win.
Liverpool fell to a 1-0 defeat to Southampton in the EFL Cup semifinal first leg.
Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini scored in the second half as Manchester United secured a 2-0 win over Hull City.
Juan Mata has backed Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini to flourish after a morale-boosting night.
Jose Mourinho did not shy away from criticising both players and fans, urging them to be better for the Liverpool clash.
United beat the Tigers 2-0 at Old Trafford in the semifinal first leg but struggled to break them down until Juan Mata struck in the 56th minute.