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EFL Cup Final Manchester United vs Southampton

EFL Cup Final Manchester United vs Southampton

On Sunday Manchester United and Southampton will battle it out for the first piece of silverware in 2017, the EFL cup. Man United head into the game clear favorites but after all, it’s a final and anything can happen on the day. Southhampton certainly had the more convincing route to the final, beating giants Liverpool 2-0 on aggregate in the semi-final. Meanwhile United just about avoided embarrassment as they scraped past league strugglers Hull City by 3 goals to 2. The last time the two sides met was in August at Old Trafford where United cruised to a convincing win thanks to two strikes from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Despite the odds looking to be in favor of the Red Devils, they do head into the game with injury doubts surrounding two key players. Inform Henrikh Mkhitaryan and midfielder Michael Carrick is almost certainly unavailable to play according to manager Joe Mourinho. United have the squad depth to replace both with high-quality backups but United have been known to struggle at times without the presence of Carrick, this potentially opens up a chance for Southampton to capitalize and take control of the midfield regions. Although having said this Ander Herrera is a player who looks to be slowly taking Carrick’s role so this might not be too much of an issue for United but we’ll just have to wait and see on the day. United find themselves clear favorites but Southampton really isn’t a side that should ever be written off so quickly. All eyes will be on Wembley this coming weekend.

S. Buxton