For the punters propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern, Manchester United’s victory over Hull City in the EFL Cup was made all the more sweet following Liverpool’s first-leg loss against Southampton.
With the Reds currently out of the competition as things stand, the United fans who frequent in their droves are rubbing the idea of missing out on a glamour trip to Wembley in their fellow drinkers’ faces ahead of the crunch meeting between the two sides this weekend.
Crucial to the Red Devils’ win against Hull was midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who notched their second goal and celebrated emotionally with Jose Mourinho after a difficult few months at Old Trafford. While the Belgian has proved effective at times, he’s barely the most popular figure at the club and largely represents the struggles in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.
Which is exactly why a story on BBC Sport has sparked huge debate in the Tavern today. They’ve revealed United have triggered a one-year extension clause in the former Everton man’s deal at the Theatre of Dreams, now extending his stay until 2018.
Linked with a move away from the club over the summer, it seems the Portuguese has big faith in the 29-year-old to be part of his side going forward.
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