Manchester United were 3-2 winners on a remarkable night at Wembley against a spirited Southampton side. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a terrific free-kick early on and Jesse Lingard doubled United’s lead against the run of play with another cool finish at Wembley. However, the Saints came storming back courtesy a brace by red-hot Italian Manolo Gabbiadini in the space of 5 minutes on both sides of the interval, only to be heartbroken by a late Ibrahimovic header.
The Football Columnist have compiled the ten best tweets following United’s triumph from fans around the globe, players and managers in the footballing world.
The pair of Jesse Lingard and Zlatan have now netted 5 goals in their previous two Wembley outings for the club and the Englishman was notably puffed last night:
— Jesse Lingard (@JesseLingard) February 26, 2017
While Southampton fans would be gutted to end up on the wrong side of the final, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and former Saints boss Ronald Koeman appreciated their efforts..
Southampton have been unlucky today. Performed so well. But @Ibra_official has been the difference….like so many times this season
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 26, 2017
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) February 26, 2017
Not sure Southampton fans would love it but we see what you did there, Ronald!
No matter what the stage be, Donald Trump appears to make a name for himself, well not really..
Zlatan is what Trump meant by the Sweden incident.
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) February 26, 2017
Absolutely nailed it there lad!
Spare a thought for Gabbiadini though, brought his side level and then this:
— Biggest E (@ZlatanDrinking) February 26, 2017
And while the United fans went mental all around the world, there was one certain figure thrilled with the goal and he goes by the name of..
That Rooney celebration says it all! Knew there was a reason why I supported him unconditionally! Emosh 😪pic.twitter.com/ouzjxTyXT2?ssr=true
— Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) February 27, 2017
Nicely summed up there, unconditional love indeed!
Many of us watching the game must’ve wondered the reason behind Jose’s subdued celebrations in the aftermath of that victory but here’s someone who has a valid point:
Mourinho’s muted celebration today correct. Won the competition but has bigger priorities and onto the next one. How it should be at #mufc.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) February 26, 2017
Arsenal twitter legend Piers Morgan had something to say as well..
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 26, 2017
There has been a lot of talk about Liverpool having to change their twitter bio and defender Chris Smalling made sure he reminded the Scousers about that..
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) February 26, 2017
To end the list, here’s one man who knew what was coming two days prior to the showdown..
Zlatan will score the winner in the EFL Cup final
— Mancunian⁷™ (@JoseEdition_) February 25, 2017
Smart work lad.
We hope you enjoyed our collation of reactions from all around the Twitter world following a frantic EFL Cup final.