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Manchester United back in Champions League

Manchester United back in Champions League

The victory means the Red Devils qualify for next season's Champions League tournament joining fellow English sides Chelsea , Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. And perhaps he was due that touch of good fortune after being thwarted by the woodwork so often this season. The Armenian struggled in the first half but showed what a priceless poacher's instinct he has, swooping from close range for another Europa League goal.


'You deserve it my friend' - Djorkaeff congratulates Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory

'You deserve it my friend' - Djorkaeff congratulates Mkhitaryan on Europa League victory

Ajax coach Peter Bosz said it would be understandable for his young side to feel nervous - and his fears were confirmed as they were never able to show off the full extent of their glittering promise. We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way. I would obviously, me and everyone else, we would change this trophy for the people that lost their lives, that's obvious.


Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

Mourinho: I am very humble when I play finals

Man United will go straight into the group stages along with Chelsea , Tottenham and Manchester City, the top three in the Premier League . "But the manager ( Jose Mourinho ) told us the only thing we could do was to win this for them and that's what we've done".



"We'd exchange cup for victims' lives" - Mourinho

But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work. Before the match, players had held a two minute silence in honour of the Manchester attack victims. "It's just a football game, just a trophy, but if we can support them with this just 1 percent, it's enough for us". Afterwards the victorious team and Mourinho posed by a large banner that read " Manchester - A City United".



Jose proud of players as football put in perspective

Against the master of shutting out attacking teams, though, Peter Bosz and his young team - with an average age of just 22 years and 282 days - just had no answers. From Marouane Fellaini's lay-off, the French midfielder let fly with a left-foot shot that flicked off Davinson Sanchez's left foot and looped past Ajax's helplessly wrong-footed goalkeeper Andre Onana.


Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Sir Alex Ferguson after Ajax match

Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Sir Alex Ferguson after Ajax match

Both teams wore black armbands for the match in another mark of respect and both sets of fans came together, mingling happily outside the stadium and in the city centre before the match. " It means everything . It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle".