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Saturday 18 November 2017

Manchester United's EFL Cup win forced Liverpool to make an embarrassing Twitter change

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner yesterday
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner yesterday

Jack Austin

Manchester United have forced bitter rivals Liverpool into an embarrassing Twitter edit after equalling their record trophy haul with their EFL Cup victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, including a last-gasp header to hand Jose Mourinho his first major trophy as Red Devils boss.

That goal brought United level on 41 major trophies with Liverpool, who previously stood alone as England’s most successful club with 18 league titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, five European Cups and three Uefa Cups.

United, on the other hand, have 20 league titles, 12 FA Cup wins, five League Cups, three European Cups and one Cup Winners’ Cup.

Liverpool’s Twitter bio previously read “Official worldwide account of Liverpool FC, England’s most successful club with 41 major trophies #LFC”.

However, they were forced to edit it to “Official worldwide account of Liverpool FC #LFC” following United’s latest trophy triumph, after their FA Cup win at the end of last season brought them to within one trophy of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

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Liverpool's old bio (Twitter: @LFC)

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The Reds changed it hours before the EFL Cup final (Twitter: @LFC)

United could still overtake Liverpool completely this season, with their involvement in the FA Cup and Europa League.

Arsenal are third on the list with 28 major trophies, with Chelsea and Aston Villa rounding off the top five.

It was also a record afternoon for Mourinho himself, as he became the first boss in the history of Manchester United to lift a major trophy in his first season as manager.

Independent News Service

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