Manolo Gabbiadini makes striking Saints start after cold shoulder at Napoli | David Hytner

The Italian forward was out of favour with Maurizio Sarri in Naples but he has the chance to realise his potential with Southampton and is set to lead the line in the EFL Cup final on Sunday

It read a little like one of those Oscar acceptance speeches. Manolo Gabbiadini, the Italy striker, who had swapped Napoli for Southampton in a €17m (£14.6m) deal on the final day of the January transfer window, had a lot of people to thank and he would try not to forget anybody.

There was the city of Naples, the people there and, specifically, the fans of Napoli. There was the club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, and the former coach, Rafael Benítez, under whom he had played for the first six months. There were the members of staff and, of course, his team-mates. But Gabbiadini did forget somebody in his Facebook post or, more precisely, he chose to ignore him.

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