Southampton keeper Forster wary of Man Utd under 'world-class' Mourinho

Tricia Pearson
February 25, 2017

He claims to be a changed man.

Sunday's game will be Southampton's first trip to Wembley since winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final against Carlisle in 2010.

I think United will find a way through, though.

'At the beginning of my career I was looking more to my personal accomplishment.

It happened to Koeman himself, in his first year in England, when champions Chelsea won the League Cup, third-placed Arsenal the FA Cup... and seventh-placed Saints had a ticket to Europe.

"To win a trophy with Southampton will feel incredible, because it is a club that shows trust in my values". They are in fine fettle at the moment, with five consecutive wins on the bounce - keeping four clean sheets in the process. But we have people who are showing to me that they want to win this match, and this match is what matters now.

Mourinho may not have put his United side in title contention in the Premier League, but he has followed a similar path in the League Cup in his first season in charge at Old Trafford.

Mourinho also confirmed that Wayne Rooney, who didn't travel to France with the squad in midweek, will also be in his 18-man squad for the final.

'Yes, he's ready, ' said the United boss.

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"The wicket looks incredibly dry for a day before the Test match", Steve Smith said during the pre-game press conference in Pune. But in current circumstances, on the testing tour to India , he will be expected to step up and take the vital No. 3 spot.

It's always hard to say exactly how much players are affected by short rest periods between games, but it's unlikely to help, especially if the match goes to extra time. I will be happy with that'.

Mourinho, for one, will not be swayed by sentiment.

That busy week could become even more complicated if United are forced to travel a long distance in the Europa League, leaving Mourinho perplexed as to why the timing of the FA Cup match was announced before Friday's Europa League draw.

'But it's the best 11 players. The second half was different, we had our chances, hit the post, scored the goals so it was good. I have to treat Manchester United supporters and the FA Cup in the right way.

In the previous Manchester United vs Southampton tie which took place way back in the month of August at the start of the season, Manchester United had a comfortable victory.

"Yes. He has told us and I think everyone realises how important it is", the Spain global told Sky Sports when asked if his side considered the trophy to be important.

The 25-year-old added: "Of course, we have a little less responsibility for the game than Manchester United". There was no respect for us, I think, and the referee made a mistake.

'Now, [my anger] would be the same'.

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