Phil Neville makes massive Man United claim about Jose Mourinho

This is the first time the side have won the Europa League, adding yet another title to their trophy cabinet.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba scored the goals for Manchester United in their Europa League final win.

Pogba, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus (Milan: JUVE.MI - news), put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area that was sent looping past Onana in the Ajax goal thanks to a huge deflection from Davinson Sanchez.

The build-up to the match was overshadowed by the terror attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, which resulted in the deaths of 22 people, including children.

Pogba also played in the League Cup final victory over Southampton at Wembley Stadium but missed the Community Shield win over last season's Premier League champions Leicester City having only just joined the Old Trafford club from Juve.

Peter Bosz's youthful Ajax had impressed on the road to Stockholm, but seemed out of their depth on the night as they barely caused United problems. "That's the importance of pressing high, you've got players in attacking positions that can affect the game, can affect the defenders.Mkhitaryan's taken the man away, it's left that space for Pogba".

Jose Mourinho hit back at his critics after steering Manchester United to winning the Europa League. We were much stronger than them.

"We have won a trophy the club has never won so we are really happy", said Mata. Some say we had a bad season but the prize is here.

"We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second", said Mourinho.

"It has been a really hard week in the city of Manchester and we are happy to win for all the people that have suffered". "We have three trophies so enjoy it now", he added.

"It was a great final and my first European final with United, hopefully the first of many".

  • Julie Sanders