Manchester United and Southampton's omens after EFL Cup final

"Before the third goal we had the best situation, the best opportunities (to win)".

"His team did fantastic work, deserved extra time, and to lose in the 87th minute gives very little time to try to react".

Ronald Koeman may have just stuck a knife in his own back after taking to Twitter on Sunday afternoon following Southampton's defeat against Manchester United.

"[If United had scored] it wouldn't have been given offside, I genuinely think that".

"Sometimes it can make a massive difference in a final because leading 1-0 will change dramatically the game in the other side".

"You can play the game, and think the game, as power against power".

"I'm obviously very happy with the victory, very happy with the fact that I did it four times, the same as the biggest one, the same as Mr Clough, and with a chance to win for a fifth time".

Manchester United: de Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Rojo, Herrera, Pogba, Lingard (Rashfored 77), Mata (Carrick 46), Martial (Fellaini 90), Ibrahimovic.

"They were the more clinical side on the day but it's a hard one to take".

Gabbiadini added: "Ibrahimovic is a natural-born victor".

"I still can't understand how he can give Gabbiadini offside when the ball was played by Cedric, he couldn't even see Gabbiadini because the defender was in the way".

"Then the game is broken, and when the game is broken, but we coped because we were humble". "Everyone can be proud, we can come away with our heads held high".

Puel's men sit 13th with 13 league matches remaining of a topsy-turvy campaign, which is set to end a run of bettering their finish every season since returning to the top-flight in 2012.

"The team has played amazingly and the way we did our jobs today we can not say anything bad about how we played, how we came back into the game and we were so close".

  • Julie Sanders