Going the Extra Mile: Record-breaking Manchester United claim historic title
- Author: Julie Sanders May 25, 2017,
May 25, 2017, 20:21
Does this cup make the city of Manchester a bit happier?
Judgement was reserved until the final game of his maiden campaign, but in guiding his club to Europa League glory Jose Mourinho has restored the winning feeling at Manchester United.
"We know things like this are very sad all over the world", said Pogba referring to the attack. "We felt the suffering and the sadness of the city of Manchester and we tried to give this trophy for them".
The Times reports that all United's players earning more than £20,000-a-week suffered a 25% pay cut when they failed to qualify for this season's Champions League, but that 25% will be reinstated.
Next season United's fans will sing the Herman's Hermits song that they have turned into an ode to Mourinho with even greater conviction.
"I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years".
Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic did not start for United as he was injured but did play an important role in his side reaching the final.
"We want peace in the world - a normal world with respect".
Victory enabled Mourinho, who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion.
And for all the promise and possession Ajax had last night at the Friends Arena, they barely threatened Sergio Romero's goal and United were comfortable throughout.
"It is just a football game and a trophy but if we can help and support with this just one per cent it is enough for us".