Mkhitaryan dedicates Europa League victory to fellow Armenians

The victory now means that United are just the fifth club to win all three major European trophies, following in the footsteps of Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea in winning the European Cup, the Uefa Cup or Europa League and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Paul Pogba scored off a deflected shot in the 18th minute - the France midfielder pointed to the sky during his celebrations - and Henrikh Mkhitaryan added a second goal in the 48th by deftly hooking home a close-range effort from a corner. "We were really sad because you think of life and football - you have no choice".

So they play football like that, they've done it all year. I played the Spanish derbies, the Italian derbies, the Portuguese derbies, the English derbies, all these country's cup finals, played for the titles, an unbelievable experience of life.

"When we won the Champions League we paraded the trophy in the city centre, ending in the Arena and celebrated there".

An explosion at Manchester Arena on Monday killed 22 people and injured 59, and the British government has subsequently raised the national threat level from severe to critical.

"But if you'd told us at the start of the season we'd win three trophies and be in the Champions League we'd have taken it".

"It's just a football game, just a trophy, but if we can support them with this just 1 percent, it's enough for us".

"We left the best until last, it was all or nothing, if we'd lost and not got into the Champions League the fans and directors wouldn't have been happy". I make my final respect the strength of the opponent and understand their weakness so if I say something about my finals, something about my team is they are always humble.

"For all the players, this was the first final", he said.

He said: "I am very humble when I play finals. I think it was a boring game". "If he stays with us next season, I'm more than happy with that".

Scottish champions Celtic will be among the fourth seeded clubs in the Champions League, if they come through their qualifying games.

  • Julie Sanders