Manchester United have ended their six-year wait for a trophy by winning the League Cup, beating Southampton 3-2 in a thrilling final at Wembley Stadium.
The Red Devils, who last won a major trophy in 2013, had to come from behind twice to secure the victory, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring a late winner to spark wild celebrations among the United faithful.
It was a dramatic finale to a competition that had seen United come from behind to beat Hull City in the semi-finals, and they were made to work hard for their victory against a Southampton side that had been the better team for much of the match.
The Saints took the lead in the first half through Manolo Gabbiadini, but United equalised through Ibrahimovic just before the break. Southampton then regained the lead through a Jesse Lingard own goal, but United hit back again through Ibrahimovic’s second of the game.
The Swede then sealed the victory with a late header, sparking wild celebrations among the United players and fans.
The victory marks a significant milestone for United, who have endured a difficult few years since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. The League Cup win is the first major trophy of the Jose Mourinho era, and it will give the team a huge boost ahead of the final weeks of the season.
It is also a significant moment for Ibrahimovic, who has been a key player for United since his arrival last summer. The 35-year-old has now won a trophy in four different countries, and his two goals in the final will be remembered for a long time.
For Southampton, the defeat will be a bitter pill to swallow, but they can take heart from their performance in the final. They were the better team for much of the match, and they can take pride in their efforts.
The League Cup win is a significant moment for Manchester United, and it will give the team a huge boost ahead of the final weeks of the season. It is a sign that the team is moving in the right direction, and it will give the fans hope that more trophies are on the horizon.