The Mourinho record that bodes well for Manchester United in EFL Cup final



The Red Devils will face Southampton at Wembley in February, with their Portuguese coach looking to preserve a faultless record in the showpiece event

Manchester United booked their place in the EFL Cup final on Thursday evening, and Jose Mourinho’s record in the competition suggests major silverware is on the cards.

The Portuguese opened his Old Trafford reign at Wembley, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic securing a dramatic 2-1 victory over Leicester City in the Community Shield.

Man Utd edge into EFL Cup final

The Red Devils will be heading back to the home of English football on February 26 to face Southampton for the right to lift the League Cup.

Mourinho will be looking to secure that trophy for the fourth time in his glittering coaching career, with a faultless record boasted in the showpiece event from two spells at Chelsea.

Success in 2004-05 handed Mourinho his first major silverware in English football, and he repeated the trick in 2005-06 and 2014-15.

The most recent of those triumphs saw Chelsea move on to five in their history, and United can match that return if they emerge victorious this season.

United have not tasted League Cup success since 2010, when they came from behind to edge out Aston Villa 2-1.