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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

2016-17 Europa League Final Ajax Vs Manchester United@ Friends Arena,Stockholm Wednesday May 24,2017

Manchester United can secure a place in next season's Champions League and add the only major trophy they have never won by beating Dutch side Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm.
Jose Mourinho's side finished sixth in the Premier League but will join Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City in the group stage if they win.
  • Just two of the last 16 UEFA Cup/Europa League finals have been decided by a penalty shootout; 10 have been won in 90 minutes with a further four being decided in extra time
  • There have been nine goals scored across the last two Europa League finals (an average of 4.5 per game).
  • Jose Mourinho has won all six meetings with Ajax as a manager; those previous matches have all come in the Champions League with Real Madrid.
  • Ajax forward Amin Younes (73) has completed more dribbles in the Europa League this season than the next two best players combined (United's Paul Pogba, 37 and Ajax's on-loan Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore, 31).
Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 To Win Europa League Title

Goal Scorers -Paul Pogba(18) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan(48)
Manchester United claimed their second major trophy of the season and secured Champions League football as they overcame Ajax to win the Europa League final in Stockholm.
On an emotional night following the attack which killed 22 people at Ariana Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday, United's fans were allowed a measure of celebration as Jose Mourinho's side won in comfort.
The Manchester United players pose with a banner for those who lost their lives in the Manchester attack

Paul Pogba's deflected shot put them ahead in the 18th minute and Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sixth Europa League goal of the campaign, flicked in from Chris Smalling's header at a corner, confirmed they would add to the EFL Cup won against Southampton earlier this season.
Jose Mourinho - who has so often looked so unhappy this season - ran on to the field to celebrate with his players and was thrown in the air by his coaching staff and hugged by his son.
It means United are now the fifth team to claim the full quota of European trophies, joining an illustrious list with Ajax, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich.
  • Paul Pogba scored in back-to-back games for United after a run of 19 games without one. It was the first time he had done so at club level since April 2016 for Juventus.
  • Five of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's last six United goals have come in the Europa League.
  • Jose Mourinho has won all four of his European finals as a manager, winning the 2003 Uefa Cup and 2004 Champions League with Porto, as well as the 2010 Champions League with Inter Milan.
  • Mourinho has maintained his 100% win record against Ajax, winning all seven matches against the Dutch side.
  • Late substitute Wayne Rooney made his fourth appearance in a major European final for Manchester United (also the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals), equalling the record held by Ryan Giggs.
  • United did not lose a single game this season in which they scored first (W37 D8).
  • Marcus Rashford became the youngest Englishman - aged 19 years and 205 days - to start a major European final since Gary Mills in May 1980 for Nottingham Forest, who was aged 18 years and 198 days when he played against Hamburg.

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