Premier League and EFL Cup: eight talking points from the weekend’s action

Manchester United keep the League Cup flag flying, Swansea pin hopes on Fernando Llorente, and Sam Allardyce maintains faith in foreign getaways

Zlatan Ibrahimovic shot his questioner a quizzical look when asked, immediately after the EFL Cup final, whether he sensed something special building at Manchester United. The competition is sometimes put in the context of the wider season – a kind of stepping stone to help build confidence and a winning mentality – but Ibrahimovic made clear that he felt this title was something special in its own right. The 35-year-old has won major trophies all over Europe yet sunk to his knees with joy on hearing the final whistle, while United’s celebrations and the shattered Southampton reactions defied any notion that the competition holds little significance for the players or their supporters. This final was a fine advert for the League Cup, complete with a compelling narrative and charismatic hero, and left no doubt that it remains a worthwhile prize. Lawrence Ostlere

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