Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an 87th-minute winner as Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2 in an exciting League Cup final on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic and Jesse Lingard put United 2-0 up at Wembley Stadium before a brace from Manolo Gabbiadini either side of half-time pulled Southampton level.

Ibrahimovic then headed home Ander Herrera's cross to give United their fifth League Cup triumph.

"It's very nice," the Swede, who now has 26 goals since joining United on a free transfer in the summer, told Sky Sports.

"This is a team effort, this is collective.

"This is what I came for: to win, and I am winning."

It's United's first trophy under manager Jose Mourinho, who lifts the League Cup for the fourth time to equal the record held by Brian Clough and Alex Ferguson.

"It's not easy to win titles," Mourinho said. "Winning is always special.

"The day I don't get emotional when I win it's time to go home."

Gabbiadini had an early goal disallowed for offside though television replays showed he wasn't when he tucked in Cedric Soares' cross.

Ibrahimovic then opened the scoring by brilliantly curling a free-kick over the wall, the first goal conceded by Southampton in the competition.

After United keeper David de Gea saved from James Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic, Lingard made it 2-0 with a shot from the edge of the area.

Gabbiadini started the Southampton comeback with a goal in stoppage time.

He then drew his side level three minutes after the re-start by brilliantly turning and volleying past de Gea.

Southampton's Oriol Romeu hit the post with a header and Lingard shot over the bar from close range as both sides looked to break the deadlock.

It finally came with three minutes remaining as the unmarked Ibrahimovic nodded home Herrera's cross.

"It was a terrific final," United midfielder Michael Carrick said.

"They had chances, we had chances. Both teams went for it.

"We're just so happy to get this trophy."

Southampton were seeking their first trophy since beating United in the 1976 FA Cup final.

"There is a lot of disappointment and frustration for my players because we played a good game," manager Claude Puel said.

"Congratulations to United, who were clinical.

"But I feel for my players, we played very well, created a lot of chances and came back from two goals down.

"We deserved better."

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