Manchester United won the English League Cup 2017 by downing Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 victory at Wembley. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, once again displayed his class by scoring twice in the final.

Jose Mourinho delivered the first cup for United in his first season as manager. With his fourth League Cup triumph, he now joins Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough as the most successful manager in the competition.

United were cruising with a 2-0 lead before Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini's brace either side of halftime breathed life into the showpiece match.

It looked like the match will head into extra-time, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic thumped a header in 87th minute to win the match for Manchester United.

Mourinho praised the big Swede by saying, ""He won the game for us. He was outstanding. He made the difference and he gave us the cup."

Congratulations to Man United. As a Red Devil fan, I hope 2017 gives us more chances to win trophies.

Glory Glory Man United!

Manchester United have appointed a full-time counter-terrorism manager, believed to be the first in the United Kingdom.

A former inspector from Greater Manchester Police's specialist search unit has been appointed full-time. The security at Old Trafford is under increased scrutiny since last few months, especially after a fake bomb was found in a toilet in May and two supporters were found to be hiding to watch Red Devils play against Arsenal.

Several fans have complained about the time it takes for searches at turnstiles and thus more security supervisors have been appointed.

It surely is a great move by Manchester United and emphasizes its commitment to ensure safety of its players and the fans during matchdays.

With the summer transfer window officially closed, several Premier League clubs have improved their squad, but I think Manchester United have done the best business in this window.

Replacing Van Gaal with Jose Mourinho, United brought in a top quality manager making their intentions clear that they are here to dominate the Premier League.

A big club like Manchester United needs big players who can win them games. And Jose has done exactly that with his summer signings. The Portuguese boss made four major signings as he promised, with Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba.

A major boost for the Red Devils, that most analysts and pundits aren't talking about is, David de Gea has stayed at Old Trafford. Its definitely a big news and shows our power to not just buy big name players but to retain them as well.

With Manchester derby coming up next, and the squad that we have now, there's definitely a lot for Man United fans to be excited about.

Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Manchester United manager, leading the Red Devils from the 2016/17 season. He has signed a 3-year contract with an option to stay at Old Trafford until at least 2020.

Ed Woodward said: "José is quite simply the best manager in the game today. He has won trophies and inspired players in countries across Europe and, of course, he knows the Premier League very well, having won three titles here. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome him to Manchester United. His track record of success is ideal to take the club forward."

José Mourinho said: "To become Manchester United manager is a special honour in the game. It is a club known and admired throughout the world. There is a mystique and a romance about it which no other club can match."

Matteo Darmian has joined Manchester United from Italian side Torino. The established Italy international joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further year.

Reckoned to be one of Europe’s most dynamic full-backs, Matteo Darmian really caught the eye at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil. He's 25 and has made 146 appearances and scored 5 league goals for Torino since his debut in 2011; as well as representing Italy 13 times.

After joining Manchester United, Matteo Darmian said:

It is a dream come true to be joining Manchester United. I have loved the time that I have spent at Torino and I would like to thank the club and the fans for everything they have done for me.  I am sure they can understand when the opportunity to join the biggest club in world came along it was something I had to do. To work with Louis van Gaal, a manager that has achieved so much in football is such an exciting prospect.

United boss, Louis van Gaal said:

Matteo is a right-sided full back with the versatility of also being able to play on the left. He is a strong defender and has the ability to go forward in the attacking positions which is a fantastic attribute to have and much needed in the fast rhythm of the Premier League. Matteo will be a great addition to the team. I am delighted to welcome Matteo to the club and look forward to working with him in the coming days.

Welcome to Manchester United, Matteo Darmian!

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