Manchester United beat Ajax in UEFA Europa league final to taste the glory of European Trophy. It was an emotional occasion following the attack which killed 22 individuals at Ariana Grande’s show at the Manchester Arena on Monday, United’s fans were permitted a measure of festivity as Jose Mourinho’s side won in solace.
A deflected shot from Paul Pogba gave United the important lead in 18th minute and then it was Henrikh Mkhitaryan who scored his sixth goal of the campaign with a cheeky assist from Chris Smalling.
The Special One has won his 12th Cup Final from the 14 he has contested. Mourinho who was facing one the most difficult season until this match celebrated the moment wining moment with all passion.
Winning Europa League is a ticket to Champions League for the Old Trafford club. It means United are now the fifth team from Premier League to get a full quota to play Champions League football next season.
Some may scrutinize the nature of United’s performance and this without a doubt remains a work in advance however two trophies and that place back in the Champions League is a great result, regardless of the style in which it was accomplished.
LACK OF CONFIDENCE KILLED AJAX IN THE CRUCIAL MATCH.
The opposition felt suitable too. A club whose history is as rich and reminiscent as United’s and who landed with an awesome youthful group, the most youthful ever to begin an European final with a normal age of only 22 years and 282 days.
The Ajax coach said “It was a boring game. There were no chances from both sides,” after the final whistle. “I’m disappointed because you play finals to win them. We didn’t. I haven’t seen the Ajax that I’m used to.”
“For all the players, this is the first final,” he added. “They will learn a lot from it and we will become stronger, and if we can keep this squad together we will be stronger next season, for sure.”
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