Manchester United End their Season on High Beats as UEFA Europa League Champions!

By  Football Pulp - 24 May 2017

Ajax 0-2 Manchester United

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Manchester United win the game 2-0 after a wonderful win at the Friends stadium. They are now champions of the UEFA Europa League and automatically qualify for UEFA Champions League next season. They'll also face this year's UEFA Champions League winner in UEFA Super Cup to be held this August. Another achievement unlocked by Manchester United and Jose Mourinho!

Europa League Trophy

90+2 minute: 4 minutes to be added in extra-time.

90 minute: Juan Mata leaves the field to be replaced by Wayne Rooney!

87 minute: Jesse Lingard from Manchester United runs with the ball into the penalty area. Andre Onana comes out and claims the ball with the help of defender.

84 minute: Marcus Rashford leaves the field to be replaced by Anthony Martial in a tactical substitution.

82 minute: Jairo Riedewald leaves the field to be replaced by Frenkie de Jong in a tactical substitution.​

78 minute: Jairo Riedewald and Juan Mata recieve yellow cards.

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66 minute: Hakim Ziyech misses the goal with a shot from outside the box.

65 minute: Marouane Fellaini sends a header towards goal, but the keeper saves it.

64 minute: Amin Younes recieves a yellow card.

63 minute: Jairo Riedewald is penalised for pushing Juan Mata.

62 minute: Kasper Dolberg leaves the field to be replaced by David Neres in a tactical substitution.

60 minute: The home team have 67% of possession compared to away team's 33%.

58 minute: Yellow card for Joel Veltman.

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Mkhitaryan with a fine finish!

51 minute: Marouane Fellaini receives a yello card.

51 minute: Goal kick for Ajax.

49 minute: Marcus Rashford runs with the ball. Davinson Sanchez clears the danger with a good tackle.

48 minute: Goooaal! Mkhitaryan scores for Manchester United with an acrobatic finish! They now lead 2-0.

47 minute: Amin Younes commits a rough foul on Marouane Fellaini.

We are underway with the second-half at Friends Arena.

Second-Half

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Half-Time – Its 0-1 at Friends Arena! 

45 minute: 1 minute(s) of time to be added in extra time.

45 minute: Bertrand Traore is penalised for pushing Matteo Darmian.

45 minute: Davy Klaassen directs the ball behind United's defence, but the keeper comes out and claims it.

43 minute: Marcus Rashford is penalised for pushing Davinson Sanchez.

40 minute: The home team have 65% of possession compared to away team's 35%​.

39 minute: Pass accuracy of home team is 84%, while of away team is 63%.

37 minute: Bertrand Traore from Ajax runs with the ball, Daley Blind from Manchester United clears the danger with a good tackle.

31 minute: Mkhitaryan gets yellow card!

pogba goal

27 minute: Davinson Sanchez from trips Marcus Rashford.

26 minute: The home team have 67% of possession compared to the away team's 33%.

24 minute: Shot by Valencia is blocked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18 minute: Pogba scores! Manchester United lead 1-0

15 minute: Bertrand Traore shoots and hits the target, but the keeper marvelously saves it

13 minute:  Amin Younes delivers a cross, Paul Pogba relieves the pressure with important clearance.

10 minute: Juan Mata directs a ball squarely in the box, but his team fails to take advantage.​

9 minute: Marcus Rashford trips Davinson Sanchez.

7 minute: Marcus Rashford is ruled offside.

4 minute: Henrik Mkhitaryan trips Davinson Sanchez, Ajax win a free-kick.

3 minute: Daley Blind crosses the ball into the box from the free kick. Smalling heads the ball but keeper claims it.

1 minute: Pogba takes the first shot of the game, and it goes wide

Kick-Off 

We are Underway at Friends Arena! Big night for both the teams. 

Friends Arena is observing a minute of silence in respect for the victims of Manchester terror attacks.

Damir Skomina takes charge of the game as the referee.

Line-Up for the big game!

Here is how Manchester United will line-up against Ajax!

Here is how Ajax will line-up in the Europa League final!

23 goals for Kasper Dolberg in his debut season for Ajax. Can he score tonight?

Kasper Dolberg

Head-to-Head

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Ajax Goalkeeper, Andrey Onana looks confident.

Ajax are also in the house. 


Manchester United have trained in Friends Arena ahead of their Final tonight.

Possible Line-Ups

Ajax: Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Sánchez, Riedewald; Klaassen, Schöne, Ziyech; Traoré, Dolberg, Younes.

Out: Viergever (suspended), Sinkgraven (knee/fitness)

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Jones, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan.

Out: Bailly (suspended), Shaw (ankle), Ibrahimović (knee), Rojo (knee), Young (hamstring)

What Managers Have to Say?

Peter Bosz, Ajax coach

I would send my players directly to the doctor if they weren't nervous, especially because it's their first final. It's completely normal to be nervous, I just have to make sure that the nerves don’t get to them. We have a chance to beat Manchester United if we impose our own game. I know [my players] are young so we have to prepare them. It makes my job more interesting.

Peter Bosz,

José Mourinho, Man. United manager

We're all very sad about the tragic events of last night; we can't take out of our minds and hearts the victims and their families. We have a job to do and fly to Sweden to do that job. It's a pity we cannot fly with the happiness we always have before a big game. I know, even during my short time here, that the people of Manchester will pull together as one.

jose mourinho

The Build-Up

Fans from Ajax and Manchester are flooding into Stockholm ahead of the Europa League Final tonight. Friends Arena will witness two of the greatest powerhouses of Europe lock horns tonight for European glory. It’s not just the trophy that’s up for grabs, but also a place in the next season’s Champions League and a considerable raise in prize money is on the line.

friends arena

Manchester United finished 6th in the Premier League but are confident to seal a win tonight as they rested some of their key players in their last two league matches. Ajax missed out on the Eredivisie to Feyenoord with only a point separating the two sides.

A minute silence will be observed before the match for the 22-victims of the Manchester Attack.

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Stay up-to-date with our live blog as we bring in all the details live from the Swedish Capital. 

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