Juan Mata 'proud' to win Europa League for people of Manchester

"*That day you told me you would one day win the Cup too.you deserve it my friend!Congratulations Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Bravo Manchester United", Djorkaeff tweeted, posting a photo of him and the young Mkhitaryan, when the Armenian global had told Djorkaeff we will one day win the Cup.

They will start next season's Champions League in the group stage.

Meanwhile, former United midfielder David Beckham, who made 394 appearances for the club, said: "Tonight was more important than sport", adding that it was "a big night for United but an even bigger night for the city and our country".

Pogba also said he would be happy to see his old club Juventus win the Champions League this season.

The result came after triumphs in the Community Shield and EFL Cup at Wembley - with Mourinho becoming the first manager in the club's history to win a trophy in his first season at the helm.

Juan Mata praised Jose Mourinho's remarkable knack for coming out on top on the biggest occasions after Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 on Wednesday to signal the Portuguese coach's 12th triumph in a final from 14 attempts.

Mourinho's actions was the source of much discussion, with some believing it was a gesture to the media, and others saying it was to reiterate his belief that he is the best manager in world football.

"Mourinho hates losing, during the week he tried to motivate the team as well as he could, focusing on not committing any errors, we didn't make any mistakes and we played well", Mata told reporters.

Rooney could not say if the game would be his last in a Manchester United shirt.

Manchester United ended an inconsistent campaign on a high as Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck to fire them into next season's Champions League.

With injury having prematurely curtailed Zlatan Ibrahimovic's season, United seem likely to move for a new striker and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann continues to flutter his eyelashes in their direction.

"We focused on the football match, which I think we played really well and the boys deserve this moment".

"Something tells me I'm into something good".

  • Leroy Wright