UEFA Europa League final | Wednesday May 24, 2017 | Friends Arena | Attendance: 46,961 | Scorers: Pogba 18min, Mkhitaryan 48min.
Ajax 0 v 2 Manchester United
Manchester United claimed a third trophy of the season and a first ever UEFA Europa League victory thanks to superb goals in either half from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. This victory marked a superb end to a long campaign for a place in Europe (ie the UEFA Champions League) the ultimate arena for European continental football.
Photo: WINNERS – United boss Jose Mourinho kisses the UEFA Europa League Cup after United clinched the cup after the Ajax 0 v 2 United Europa League Final in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday May 24, 2017.
Yes, it completes United’s set of all-time silverware; yes, it puts the Red Devils back in the Champions League next season, in Europe, but most importantly this was a success dedicated to the people of Manchester following the most tragic of events in the city 48 hours earlier – the ISIS-claimed terrorist attack at a pop concert in the city of Manchester.
Ajax: Onana; Veltman, Sanchez, de Ligt, Riedewald (de Jong 81); Schone (van der Beek 70), Klaassen (c), Ziyech; Dolberg (Neres 62), Traore, Younes.
Subs not used: Boer, Tete, Westermann, Kluivert.
Booked: Veltman, Younes, Riedewald.
Manchester United: Romero; Valencia (c), Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Fellaini; Mkhitaryan (Lingard 74), Pogba, Mata (Rooney 90); Rashford (Martial 84).
Subs not used: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Carrick.
Booked: Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Mata.
Manchester United Celebrate Europa League Win
Manchester United boss and team collect the UEFA Europa League Cup and celebrate accordingly. Watch the video, below:
Manchester United Fans Celebrate Europa League Win
Manchester United fans cheer their team’s victory in the Europa league final in Stockholm, while Ajax supporters concede the better team won the match. Watch the video, below:
Up Man U!