Jose Mourinho celebrates with son after Europa League win

Jose Mourinho has revealed that part of his celebration during Manchester United's Europa League final was a secret message to his family.

Manchester United's Europa League win on Wednesday night was the first in the club's illustrious and trophy-laden history.

The only manager in United's history to win a trophy in his first season - his team won the League Cup in February and Community Shield in August - Mourinho concludes the campaign with three trophies.

After the game, a joyous Mourinho and his son hugged tightly before the manager hoisted his son up.

Fast forward four years, and the oft-criticized Europa League has saved his first season at Unite, and opened up exciting new possibilities in the process.

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. We play for England, for Manchester and the people who died". "They put on a block and stayed away from everything and concentrated on a football match, which we did very well".

"If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short".

But the pressure is on Mourinho to get the right players in, because fans might not be so tolerant of his pragmatic and often-defensive style the longer his reign goes on. With that kind of run, one expected the team to be contending for the title but not this one, for they had as many as 12 draws.

'We have some code between us, they knew it. Mourinho has also won the club two major trophies in his first season after lifting the EFL Cup in February.

"We got the objective, we are back in the Champions League by winning a title, an important title".

Pot 4 (possible): Celtic***, Feyenoord, Hoffenheim***, Nice***, RB Leipzig, Roma, any other qualifier.

"It is the end of a very hard season". We didn't. I haven't seen the Ajax that I'm used to, which means good football, high pressing and being dominant. I am so happy to see the boys with the crutches with the trophy and now I am on holiday. Of course I want to play. It was not like United totally outplayed us and created chance after chance. For me, enough is enough.

The victory means United have won every European club competition and will compete in next season's Champions League competition.

"Three trophies in one season and the Champions League".

An additional 1.5 million euros is up for grabs for each win in the Champions League group stage, while reaching the last 16 would bring an extra windfall of 16 million euros.

  • Julie Sanders