Jose Mourinho: We would change people's lives for cup'

The world's most expensive footballer duly pointed to the skies to dedicate his goal to his father who died two weeks ago.

Speaking to BT Sport, Pogba said: "We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too". That's the question on the lips of fans from Manchester City and Liverpool, who finished in the Premier League top four. - Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the first Armenian to score a goal in a European cup final.

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville believes the club should stage a victory parade following their Europa League trophy win and "share their success with the city".

This also represents their second trophy of Mourinho's debut season as United boss following their victory in the EFL Cup in February.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana had a clash with his teammate in an attempt to clear the ball, while leaving an empty net in front of midfielder Paul Pogba, whose shot just went off the post.

Ajax coach Peter Bosz told Uefa television after the match: 'We're obviously disappointed.

"I think it will be a good lift for the people of Manchester", he added.

"This is just football but what happened on Monday was disgusting".

Instead the Dutch side were fenced in by United, nullified by Marouane Fellaini and man of the match Ander Herrera in the middle and stretched by Rashford's darting runs.

That they succeeded in doing so was a testament to their strength of character.

"We did it. We are very proud". That's what we've done.

"It means the last piece of the puzzle now that we win every trophy in the world of (club) football, it means a lot to me and the boys and the supporters. we qualify for the Champions League by winning a trophy and not by finishing second, third or fourth". Of course Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that's the last trophy and the last trophy is the one where the feelings are under the skin and it's obviously a fantastic feeling for the team.

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.

But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to ever start a major European final, he expressed hope they would be better for the experience.

Pogba opened the scoring as United claimed a 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

"It was a boring game".

Wayne Rooney made a brief appearance as a substitute with a minute left and the game won, being handed the captain's armband by Antonio Valencia on what could well be his farewell appearance for United. "We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title".

"It's been a really hard week in the city of Manchester", Juan Mata had said.

But there was little to worry United's fans, who continued to defiantly chant the name of their grief-stricken city as the final whistle neared.

  • Julie Sanders