Jose Mourinho cut a rather subdued figure as he walked across the Wembley pitch on Sunday afternoon (26 February) following his side's EFL Cup final triumph. With the champagne corks popping around him, the Manchester United manager was wise to the fact that his side's 3-2 victory over Southampton had come thanks to a huge slice of luck, with many of his players underwhelming in what was their biggest game of the season to date. Speaking to Sky Sports after this weekend's match, Mourinho's sombre mood continued.
Midfielder Adam Lallana has an important role to play on and off the field for Liverpool as he has emerged as one of Jurgen Klopp's leaders. The England international's form this season saw him rewarded with a new £110,000-a-week three-year contract on Wednesday as he enjoys his best season since arriving at the club in the summer of 2014. Lallana has been transformed by the German after his displays under predecessor Brendan Rodgers left many questioning whether the £25million fee paid to Southampton was really worth it.
On a bus heading to the EFL Cup Final on Sunday was a familiar face to many: Wayne Shaw. The former Sutton United reserve goalkeeper shot to stardom during the fifth-tier team making it to the last 16 of the FA Cup where they lost 2-0 to Arsenal last Monday. However, his actions when eating in a pie as an unused sub in the second half of that game sparked investigations by the UK Gambling Commission and the FA after bets were placed at odds of 8-1 on Shaw eating a pie during the game. The day after Sutton’s defeat to Arsenal he resigned. Shaw, 46, weighs in at over 280 pounds and he has become somewhat of a celebrity, even after #PieGate which saw him lose his job. It doesn’t seem to be impacting