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Jose Mourinho reveals why he didn’t celebrate EFL Cup win

Manchester United secured their first trophy of the season at the weekend, when Jose Mourinho’s side came out on top in a hard-fought game against Southampton. The final score was 3-2, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic stealing the headlines and plaudits with a wonderful display.

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Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-2 Southampton – King Zlatan Ibrahimovic

David de Gea – Quiet. Made a couple of decent saves, perhaps could’ve done better with Southampton’s first. 5/10

Antonio Valencia – Average. Bombed down the right-hand side but he didn’t have that quality in the final pass. 4/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Manchester United vs Southampton – Lingard starts

Manchester United’s team news for their big game is in. Jose Mourinho has gone supremely strong for the EFL Cup final against Southampton, and you wouldn’t expect anything less. This is a real chance to get our first piece of silverware under the new coach, and it’d really boost morale and belief.

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Manchester United get early EFL Cup Final injury boost as Southampton star sidelined

As we all know, Manchester United made it to the final of the EFL Trophy last week, when Jose Mourinho’s men beat Hull City 3-2 on aggregate. That booked the Red Devils a place in the final against a talented Southampton team – in another potentially tricky fixture.

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2016/17 Player Ratings: Hull City 2-1 Manchester United

David de Gea – Made a few decent saves in the first half, but couldn’t stop the penalty. His distribution was decent. 5/10

Matteo Darmian – Weirdly, he looks more comfortable out on the left than he does on the right. His positioning was awful at times, and he was at fault for Hull’s second. 3/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Hull City vs Manchester United – Rashford starts

Manchester United could well be on their way to another Wembley final in just over one month’s time, but that all rides on tonight’s fixture against Hull City. Jose Mourinho’s side leads 2-0 from the first leg, but it is clear the manager is desperate to ensure safe progression judging by the line-up he has picked.

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Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-0 Hull City – Mata masterclass

David de Gea – Had a really quiet evening at Old Trafford and wasn’t really tested by the Hull City team. 5/10

Antonio Valencia – Very happy to run up and down that touchline all game. Did well on both sides of the ball. 6/10

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Confirmed Starting XI: Manchester United vs Hull City – Mkhitaryan starts

Manchester United play the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final this evening, as Jose Mourinho’s men take on Hull City. The Tigers currently prop up the rear of the Premier League table, but they’ll be more than up for a fight as there is a place in the final at stake.

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Manchester United to take on Hull City in the EFL Cup semi-final

Manchester United have made it into the semi-final of the newly-renamed EFL Cup, and the draw has been made. Jose Mourinho’s men will take on Hull City over two legs in January, with a potential place in the final against either Southampton or Liverpool at stake.

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2016/17 Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-1 West Ham – Mkhitaryan stars

David de Gea – The Spaniard made an error which allowed West Ham to get back level. Quiet putting that aside. 3/10

Antonio Valencia – Playing like a man possessed. He’s been an absolute joy to watch down that right, and it continued this evening. 7/10

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