JOE BERNSTEIN: For Jose Mourinho, victory in the EFL Cup final at Wembley would be an important first step in a journey he hopes will banish his reputation as a crash-and-burn manager.
Southampton winger Dusan Tadic admits he will never forget the time he caused Manchester United heartache by scoring against the Red Devils on his first appearance at Old Trafford.
Mourinho has been outspoken in support of Ranieri after he was sacked on Thursday despite leading Leicester City to the Premier League title against all odds last season.
Wayne Rooney could end a turbulent week by lifting the League Cup for Manchester United, even if he doesn't play against Southampton. The club captain has not played since February 1.
Southampton's 1976 FA Cup win against Manchester United has provided a lifetime of memories for Nick Holmes. He hopes that final will inspire Saints as they play United on Sunday.
Dusan Tadic regards scoring the winning goal at Old Trafford in 2015 as the highlight of his Saints career so far, but he’ll be just as happy to set up Manolo Gabbiadini to take the glory at Wembley.
Juan Mata is available to play for Manchester United in the EFL Cup final on Sunday despite reports in Spain suggesting he would miss the match against Southampton after a family bereavement.
Before the Portuguese and his squad set off for London from Stockport Station on Saturday afternoon - club suits in-hand - Mourinho revealed his eagerness to get the game underway.
Patrice Evra has been up to his social media antics once again, this time wishing former Manchester United team-mate Park Ji-Sung a happy birthday in his own unique fashion.
Manchester United great Ryan Giggs believes winning the EFL Cup is crucial for Jose Mourinho's developing side. The Reds take on Southampton at Wembley on Sunday.
A game between Manchester United and Liverpool saw the two argue on the field, with forward Luis Suarez later found guilty by the Football Association of racially abusing Patrice Evra.
The Ecuadorian starred when United last lifted the League Cup. Valencia created Wayne Rooney's goal in a man of the match display as the Red Devils triumphed 2-1 over Aston Villa back in 2010.
Neymar has been photographed in London recently, with Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton. The Brazilian has endured a tough week at Barcelona - who narrowly were thrashed 4-0 by PSG.