Finally a win against a top side.
Zlatan assisted Juan Mata to the only goal when Man Utd beat Man City in the League Cup.
Even though Man City rested a few key players, it was an important win.
- We played better today than we did in the last match, Zlatan said after the game.
FORGETTABLE FIRST HALF
Even though it was "only" the League Cup José Mourinho put an almost complete first eleven on the pitch. Guardiola rested some important players as Agüero, De Bruyne and Silva but still presented a pretty competitive team. Neither team played particularly well in the first half though and without creating any real chances they went to halftime with 0-0.
ZLATAN'S FIRST ASSIST IN UNITED
Zlatan has scored more goals than most in his career but one underestimated part of his game are his assists. Tonight he served Rashford with an amazing pass in the first, Pogba with another in the beginning of the second and then the first assist in the red shirt came at the perfect time, ten minutes into the second half. He won a duel against Otamendi, took the ball on the left hand side inside the penalty box and tried to find Herrera, but the ball went to Mata, who shot 1-0 with power.
IMPORTANT WIN - BUT NO ZLATAN-GOALS
Man City, who hadn't won in five games before tonight, never really threatened Man United's back four in the second half. If anyone could have scored a second goal it was Man United. Especially Zlatan in the 63rd minute. Rashford fould him in the box with a perfect cross but Zlatan missed the ball. United held the lead to the end though, won 1-0 and are through to the next round.