Manchester United and Southampton meet in the EFL Cup final at Wembley. The two sides have met in a cup final before in 1976 as Southampton beat their opponents 1-0 to win the FA Cup, which remains one of the club’s three major titles.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (hamstring) and Michael Carrick (calf) both picked up injuries during Wednesday’s Europa League win and are now doubts for Sunday’s game. Wayne Rooney has also been struggling with a muscle injury but Ander Herrera is set to return from suspension. For United’s opponents, Sofiane Boufal is battling to recover from an ankle injury in time for kick-off, while captain Virgil van Dijk (ankle) and Charlie Austin (shoulder) are longer-term absentees.

Jose Mourinho
has ruled Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the EFL Cup final with Southampton but expects Michael Carrick to be available.Wayne Rooney has pledged his future to Manchester United. The stats suggest he still has a role to play as a creator. Could he make the difference on Sunday!

You can watch Jose Mourinho talking about the final game:



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