United EFL Win: Mourinho Excited, Makes Trophy Record At United
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho became the first United manager to win a trophy in a debut season by lifting the EFL Cup at Wembley Stadium.
Mourinho was emotional and excited when discussing the success.
He showered praise on Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who netted two goals in their victory over Southampton.
This win now makes four times Jose Mourinho has won the EFL trophy.
He achieved sane previously with Chelsea, making him the most decorated manager in League Cup history alongside Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough.
Mourinho speaking to at the press conference after United EFL Win said:
“He won the game for us, he was outstanding.
“Paul Pogba was at a similar level but Zlatan was outstanding in a match where our opponent was better than us for large periods of the game.
“They deserved to go to extra-time, they didn’t deserve to lose, but Zlatan made the difference and won us the cup.”
United’s coach did not only praise Ibrahimovic, but also acknowledged Southampton’s effort in the game.
“I’m a bit emotional. It’s not easy to win titles so many times, it’s not easy to cope with the pressure I put myself under all of my career.
“It was a game I felt was difficult, so credit goes to Southampton.
“We have the cup in our hands but we should be playing extra-time. Winning is always special.
“The day I don’t get emotional when I win is the day I go home.”
Mourinho also admitted having tired legs on the pitch although that did not deter them from defeating Southampton.
United have achieved quite a big target with the EFL cup win.
Fans, club management and players are all excited about the win, and coach Mourinho could not help but admit.
Mourinho has been under quite some pressure to prove himself and win some trophies since he joined United.
The Portuguese tactician now has a bit less to worry about with Uniteds EFL win, although he obviously wants more.
Jose Mourinho has quite a long contract up until 2019 and he hopes to win something more this season.
United EFL Win – Mourinho Matches Ferguson’s Record
Speaking about the chances of losing Ibrahimovic, he clarified that he believes Zlatan will stay for at least one more season.
“I never beg for a player to sign a contract, I never beg for a player to play for me.
“One day Zlatan decided to go to Barca from Inter.
“I was very sad, but I did nothing to try to stop him from going. I don’t beg for players but if needed, I think United fans can go to the door of his house and stay there all night if needed.
“I think they will go for sure. We want, we believe, that he is going to stay with us for one more season.”
Mourinho has now matched Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough’s four-league cup record.
“It’s fantastic. We know Sir Alex [Ferguson] is the best ever, so to be with him and also Mr Clough, with his great history in English football with Nottingham Forest, for me it’s fantastic.
“But the most important thing for me is the happiness of everyone at the club.
“I saw the owners, I saw the fans, I saw the players, that is the most important thing for me.”