Ibrahimovic's late winner secured the EFL Cup as brave we were beaten at Wembley. We were the better side for most of the game but were left heartbroken.
Saints' striker Manolo Gabbiadini saw a goal contentiously ruled out before United took an undeserved two-goal lead through Ibrahimovic's 19th minute free-kick and Jesse Lingard's measured finish seven minutes before the interval.
However, our as our performance merited, we were on terms with two predatory strikes from Gabbiadini either side of half-time. Oriel Romeu then hit the woodwork before Ibrahimovic stole in on Ander Herrera's cross three minutes from time to give United a victory that looked beyond them for long spells.
We were so close, yet so far to silverware once again at Wembley.