Gabbiadini scored three times, says frustrated Puel

Ahead of the final Koeman expressed his hope for Manchester United to win at Wembley and he took to Twitter to show his delight for Everton, although he did still praise his former club.

The Red Devils lifted the first silverware of the season after defeating the Saints in a thrilling final which took a late victor from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to end Southampton's brilliant comeback.

"Manolo Gabbiadini scored three good goals this afternoon", Puel said at his post-match media conference. We played to a strong and fantastic level.

"It's important to accept this but I am disappointed for the players and for the fans".

We know Virgil van Dijk will be impossible to keep, tipped by some as a Barcelona-quality centre-back and unquestionably in the thoughts of every side in the Premier League's top six. It wasn't just his proficiency but the intelligence and ingenuity required to find the net. They sandwiched an instinctive finish from a loose corner, flinging his foot whilst on the turn to sneak the ball past David De Gea.

Considering Pavoletti, since his arrival, has only made four appearances for Napoli (three from the bench) from a possible eight and is yet to score a goal, you can see why they would think that.

Le Tissier believes that Jose Mourinho's side would not have been as unlucky as Southampton if the situation was reversed.

Claude Puel calls for video technology after Southampton's EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

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