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Man United have lost part of the League Cup trophy and nobody knows where it’s gone

The League Cup trophy has been proudly displayed in Man United's museum but where's the base?

We’ve all lost something on a big night out.

Keys, phones and debit cards are often sacrificed in the name of a boozy night but how about losing part of the League Cup?

United have denied that anyone took the plinth from the trophy as a memento- sources believe it didn't leave Wembley

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Man United beat Southampton 3-2 at Wembley last February and it seems the celebrations may have got out of hand.

Jose Mourinho’s men have apparently misplaced the base of the League Cup and have proudly been displaying the trophy in the club museum without it.

According the the Mirror, Football League officials went to Old Trafford to retrieve the trophy ahead of this season’s final next month, only to find it incomplete.

The inscribed base is missing and no one at United knows where it is.

Zlatan was named man of the match during the League Cup final and can be seen holding the trophy in question

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Somebody out there is using part of the League Cup as a coaster

The trophy was paraded around Wembley after the thrilling final in which Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice.

It is believed to have been separated in London with the base not making it back to Manchester.

United have stated they don’t know where it is and believe that nobody connected with the club has taken it as a memento.

A spokesman for the League Cup said: “We can confirm that the base of the League Cup has been mislaid.

“Trophies are sometimes damaged during celebrations but it’s the first time we can remember this kind of thing happening.

Has anyone searched Zlatan’s mansion?

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Has anyone searched Zlatan’s mansion?

“We aren’t aware of the circumstances or what happened to it but Manchester United didn’t have it when the time came to hand it back.”

A new base has been produced with the cup currently on a nationwide tour.

Man City are 2-1 up over Bristol City after one leg of their semi-final while Chelsea v Arsenal remains a goalless tie heading into the return fixture at the Emirates this week.


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