Saturday, 25 February 2017

EFL Cup Final Preview


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I know it has been a very long time since my last blog post on Manchester United, but after much anticipation leading up to our first chance of silverware of the season, what better time to start up again than just before a cup final?

With all the speculation regarding Wayne Rooney's future at the club and his potential move to China, there must have been uncertainty in the dressing room and among the fans in the last week. A big player, captain and legend of the club leaving just before a cup final would cause big worry for the club but luckily our leader confirmed on Thursday that he has no intention of leaving. Although he may not be the player he used to be, he is still our captain and plays a big part in our club. 

The first major trophy of the season is up for grabs at Wembley Stadium as the Saints, who have never won the competition before, take on the the four time winners, the mighty Red Devils of Manchester United. Both teams are sure to play their hearts out in order to lift the trophy, which would of course give them a massive confidence boost in a key part of the season, especially for Manchester United who are soon to face Chelsea in the quarter finals of the FA Cup and FC Rostov in the last 16 of the Europa League, not to mention the competitive race for a position in the top 4 in the Premier League. 

After picking up a calf injury in the clash against Saint Etienne on Wendesday, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Michael Carrick is available to play against Southampton. However, a big blow for us is that Mkhitaryan on the other hand, will not be available due to a more serious hamstring injury. Captain Wayne Rooney missed the midweek fixture but has returned to fitness and has been confirmed as part of the squad heading to Wembley. 

If Manchester United manage to beat Southampton, it would make Jose Mourinho the FIRST EVER Manchester United manager to win a major trophy in his first season. Lets hope Jose can make history and the boys can bring home the EFL Cup trophy back to Manchester! COME ON UNITED! 

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