Sunday was a day of jubilation and merriment at the Wembley Stadium as Manchester United emerged as the Efl Cup champions after defeating Southampton 3-2. This is Jose Mourinho's first title success since his arrival at the Red Devils last summer.

Zlatan: the master-minder of Man U's victory

The Swedish veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the Manchester United "messiah" at the EFL cup final showdown with his superb goal efforts in the 19th and 87th minutes respectively, as he secured his first English success. With no doubt, Ibrahimovic is the leader of Man United's rising team - his first effort in the game was when he sent a 19th minute free kick beating The Saints' giant goal-keeper Fraser Forster from 25yards.

In the closing periods, when spectators at the Wembley Stadium looked for a match winner to decide a sensational final and prevent entering extra time, it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 87th minute who found his way among the weakened Saints' defenders to struck Ander Herrera's pull-out beating Fraser Forster from 6 yards. It was a goal that confirmed Jose Mourinho's interest followed with exaggerated zeal in luring him to the Old Trafford in what was seen as the greatest free transfers the Premier League has ever experienced.

Mourinho: back on what he is known for

United Manager Jose Mourinho was subdued and silent throughout the EFL final encounter - he was unable to disguise his dissatisfaction at what was a poor performance by Manchester United lads for the most part of the game.

Nevertheless, Mourinho will be delighted holding his first silverware with The Red Devils making him a success with Manchester United in his first season and performing the same tactics he used when he was at Chelsea to calm any pressure on himself and restore the confidence of supporters that they have a winner at the helm.

As the then manager of Chelsea FC, The League Cup was Mourinho's priority in his first season at the Stamford Bridge, defeating Liverpool in the 2005 final, and later again was his first achievement in his second spell at Chelsea as Tottenham Hotspurs were beaten here at the Wembley Stadium in the 2015 League Cup final.

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