Paul Pogba and Jose dedicates United win to victims of Manchester attack

Manchester United have beaten Ajax 2-0 in an emotional Europa League final in Stockholm.

"I dedicate this trophy to my family, Manchester & all Armenians!", Mkhitaryan tweeted.

We were not strong enough to win the Premier League but we were strong enough to win the Europa League.

"I agree with UEFA's decision to play the match but, you know, if we have questions like your question (about the importance of winning the game for the city) that made us return to this tragedy, obviously it takes happiness from our achievement". I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don't.

"If we could, we would change obviously the people's lives for this cup - immediately, we wouldn't think twice".

Twenty-two people were killed, many of them children, and 64 wounded in the attack on Monday night at Manchester Arena, where United States star Ariana Grande had just held a concert.

"Tonight was the victory of pragmatism, the victory of the humble people, the people that respect opponents, the people that tried to stop the opponents' qualities, tried to exploit the opponents' weaknesses".

Manchester United have won the Europa League after beating Ajax in Stockholm. At a time when we are grieving for the families that have lost loved ones we have a sport that has bought a little happiness at a hard time...

- Paul Pogba scored in back to back games for Manchester United after a run of 19 games without one.

A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he did not want to win the Europa League, saying success in the competition would be a "big disappointment". "There are lots of poets in football, the poets don't win many titles, we knew where they were better than us, and us better than them", he said.

"The club knows perfectly well what I want".

Ajax were appearing in their first continental showpiece match since the 1996 Champions League decider and fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days - the youngest to have ever started a major European final. "We performed like a big team today and I think our fans can be very proud of us". I am so happy to see the boys with the crutches with the trophy and now I am on holiday.

  • Julie Sanders