Ajax 0 – 2 Manchester United, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan earned the English team a place in 2017/18 Champions League
Manchester United claimed the Europa League for the first time in their history, as they beat Ajax to win the final in Stockholm. With the victory in final, Red Devils also secured Champions League football in 2007/18 season. This is their second major trophy of the season.
World record signing Paul Pogba put the team ahead in the 18th minute of the first that was followed by a Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal in the second half. This is Manchester United second major title of the season after they beat Southampton in the EFL Cup final.
Manchester Manager, Jose Mourinho often looked so unhappy in 2016/17 season. But after the victory, he ran onto the field and celebrate the victory with his players. The coaching staff throws him in the air and he was hugged by his son. This means the most successful club of England is now the fifth team to qualify for the Champions League next season.
The night was emotional due to the attack at the Ariana Grande’s concert, which killed at least 22 people. The area of suicide blast was at the Manchester Arena, on Monday. Still, the fans of Manchester United were allowed by Jose Mourinho to celebrate, as the English side won in comfort.
Wayne Rooney made a brief appearance with just a minute left as a substitute. The forward was handed the captain armband by Antonio Valencia. According to the reports, this could be the farewell appearance of United captain.
The celebration began after the final whistle of the match. The chants of Manchester rang in the stadium in tribute to the suicide blast victims, who died and injured in the attack. Both Manchester United and Ajax pay tribute to the victims of Ariana Grande’s concert.
After the victory, Manchester United also claims the full European trophies quota and join the illustrious list with Ajax, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Juventus.