- Jose Mourinho leads Manchester United to EFL cup final on Sunday 26th February , It will be his 13th final as a manager having lost only once.
- United are clear favourites to lift the 2017 League cup final.
- Southampton have had a decent campaign, reaching the finals without conceding a goal.
- Should the United manager win, that will be his 23rd trophy as a coach.
Manchester United go to Sunday 26 February 2017 EFL Cup against Southampton with manger Jose Mourihno eyeing to lift his first trophy as the Old Trafford boss.
The self-proclaimed special one is not new to the league cup having won it on three occasions with his former club.
The Portuguese in his distinguished career has a distinction record in Cup finals having won a whopping 11 times only losing one final across 11 full seasons as a coach.
To have lost just one final in his time as a manager is nothing short of remarkable, but the way in which he’s lifted those trophies gives an insight into just why his record is so impressive.
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Almost 50 per cent of these finals have gone to extra-time, including his first-ever trophy in the UEFA Cup against Celtic.
His opponents in the 13th final have had a remarkable campaign in the league Cup this season. They Southampton became the first team in the history of this competition to reach the final without conceding a goal – and have achieved that by beating all-Premier League opposition along the way: Crystal Palace, Sunderland, Arsenal and now Liverpool.
Below a breakdown of Mourihno’s cup finals, besides seven league titles and five Community Shields or Super Cups.
Final appearances for Jose Mourihno
2003 – UEFA Cup (Porto 3-2 Celtic AET) (Won)
2003 – Taca de Portugal (Porto 1-0 UD Leiria) (Won)
2004 – Taca de Portugal (Porto 1-2 Benfica AET) (Loss)
2004 – Champions League (Porto 3-0 Monaco) (Won)
2005 – League Cup (Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool AET) (Won)
2007 – League Cup (Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal) (Won)
2007 – FA Cup (Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United AET) (Won)
2010 – Coppa Italia (Inter Milan 1-0 Roma) (Won)
2010 – Champions League (Inter Milan 2-0 Bayern Munich) (Won)
2011 – Copa del Rey (Real Madrid 1-0 Barcelona AET) (Won)
2013 – Copa del Rey (Real Madrid 1-2 Atletico Madrid) (Won)
2015- League Cup Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham hot spurs (Won)
2017 League Cup Manchester United vs Southampton?
It will not be a walk in the park for Mourihno and his star studded side, but it is no secret which team i will be staking large for.
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