Published: Thu, May 25, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

"Man UTD" takes the Europa League


It came two days after the terrorist attack that killed 22 people, some children, and injured scores more.

He said: "We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too".

"I agree with Uefa's decision to play the match now". Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here.

"He is a very important player for us". The boys were fantastic. You make us proud! A unsafe ball into the box from Juan Mata caused chaos in the Ajax box, it eventually fell to Paul Pogba but his shot was wide of the goal.

Instead the Dutch side were fenced in by United, nullified by Marouane Fellaini and man of the match Ander Herrera in the middle and stretched by Rashford's darting runs.

"Yesterday morning we were devastated". We didn't. I haven't see the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football, high pressing and being dominant.

It is only a trophy but if we can support them with this one percent then that's good.

Pat Nevin Danny Mills Chris Sutton
BBCChris Sutton has suggested Manchester United's Jose Mourinho is jealous of Chelsea's Antonio Conte

ON A WEEK in which football has paled in significance to the tragic events in Manchester, the city's most famous football team showed admirable character to deliver an accomplished performance that contained plenty of nous and enough quality under hard circumstances.

Victory enabled United to complete a sweep of European trophies - joining Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich, and Chelsea as the only clubs to have won the Champions League, the Europa League and the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup.

Manchester United pulled together in their city's time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League. Included amid that justification is the line that "there are lots of poets in football but poets don't win many titles, presumably a dig at those footballing ideologues he has always treated with scorn".

"We wanted to get back into the Champions League, but not by finishing third or fourth in the Premier League".

"I want to dedicate the trophy to the victims", the Spanish midfielder told a press conference. The kids were awesome, [they] managed to finish with some dignity.

"I am pleased to win three tournaments in a single season". I agree with the UEFA decision to play the match but obviously the tragedy that occurred takes some of the happiness from our achievement.

Rooney lifts the trophy.

Twenty in critical condition after Monday's Manchester bombing
France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. Manchester United's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday is still set to go ahead under tight security.

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