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Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side and Claude Puel's Southampton clash in the English Football League Cup final on Sunday at Wembley

Who will come out on top? (Kick off - 5.30pm Nigerian time)

Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

The English Football League Cup trohpy

Line-ups:

Southampton XI vs. Man Utd: Forster; Cédric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadić; Redmond, Gabbiadini

Man Utd XI vs. Southampton: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Marcos Rojo; Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Mata, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Manchester United defeated Hull City in the semi-final to book their place at Wembley.

Jose Mourinho's men lost their 17-match unbeaten run as Hull earned a 2-1 win in the second leg but it was enough for Manchester United to reach the final 3-1 on aggregate.

Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

Jose Mourinho

Southampton earned themselves their first visit to Wembley in over 40 years as Shane Long's late goal gave Claude Puel's a 2-0 aggregate win over Liverpool.

The south-coast club amazing reached EFL Cup final without conceding a single goal en route.

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Jose Mourinho could win the League Cup for a fourth time and his remarkable record in cup finals throughout his career will have Southampton worried. He has won 10 his his 12 final appearances.

Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

Southampton need to be worried of Mourinho's final record

Manchester City were the winners last season, beating Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool on penalties.

The trophy proved to be Manuel Pellegrini's last as manager of Manchester City as the Chilean made way for the incoming Pep Guardiola in July.

Star player Henrihk Mhkitaryan is missing for United but Micheal Carrick is available. Southampton playmaker Sofiane Boufal could return from an ankle injury.

Preview: Man Utd vs Southampton (EFL Cup final)

Mhkitaryan (center) with Ander Herrera and Juan Mata

Charlie Austin, Virgil van Dijk, Jeremy Pied, Matt Targett and Alex McCarthy all have long-term injuries.

This is the second time these sides have met in the final of a competition, having played each other in the 1976 FA Cup final. Southampton, then a second-tier side, defeated United 1-0 thanks to a Bobby Stokes goal. It remains the only time they have won a major English trophy,

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