Paul Pogba Sends Grieving Manchester United To Emotional Europa League Triumph

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2017

United had to settle for sixth place in the Premier League table following a hard season, but the victory in Stockholm saw United lift a third trophy this season after their Community Shield and EFL Cup successes.

"If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", Mourinho said.

Two days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, United's fans, players and staff stood unbowed in Stockholm. "We had to do a job".

The uncertainty stemmed from the fact that it was Mourinho who opted to sell Mata to Manchester United when he was in charge at Chelsea back in January 2014.

WAYNE ROONEY SAYS that he is unsure about his future at Manchester United and conceded that he will have to make decisions "over the next few weeks" concerning where he will be playing next season. The two teams wore black armbands for the match in another mark of respect and both sets of fans came together in a show of unity, mingling happily outside the stadium and in the city center before the match. Then we had to go out and put a performance in to win the game.

"We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy".

"Yesterday morning we were devastated and really sad", added the Spaniard, who has developed into one of Jose Mourinho's most valuable players this campaign, his third at United, and has won the admiration of supporters for his dedication to the side.

"It means the last piece in the puzzle", Mourinho said, "a club with every trophy in the world of football". Of course Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that's the last trophy and the last trophy is the one where the feelings are under the skin and it's obviously a fantastic feeling for the team.

"We had to come here we had to play a very important game for us and I think we did the best we could". "I didn't see the Ajax team I'm used to, pressing and competing for first balls". "I think they deserved to win it tonight, they had a game plan which wasn't terribly attractive to watch, they worked and stuck to it, and it worked perfectly for them".

United, wearing all blue as they did in winning the 1968 European Cup final, made an imposing start, with Pogba whistling a shot wide of the near post within the first minute.

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