Mkhitaryan dedicates Europa League win to family, Manchester and all Armenians
- Author: Julie Sanders May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 9:37
"We felt the suffering and the sadness of the city of Manchester and we tried to give this trophy for them".
According to the coach, this was the most significant achievement in his career.
"We focused on the football match, which I think we played really well and the boys deserve this moment". The club earned 6.5 million euros (7.29 million US dollars) for beating Ajax, three million more than their opponents, and will collect 12.7 million euros for entering the group stage of the Champions League.
Rob Dawson, Manchester United correspondent: Tottenham finished comfortably ahead of United in the league, but Mourinho and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward will feel they have had the better season. "I think it was a boring game".
Kane's return also marks the first time Southgate has been able to select the Premier League golden-boot victor, who has missed all six of the manager's matches through injury.
However, Manchester United's Europa League success and the UEFA coefficient ranking points has certainly proved helpful for them in this case.
"France is a great challenge for us". Even now Adam, my boy, will ask "have you seem what they have done back home".
"It doesn't matter if it's Champions League or not, Ed Woodward (the United executive vice-chairman) has my analysed (targets)". Klopp considered City to be "the most hard team to play" this season, so he could also consider it a small feat to have been unbeaten against Pep Guardiola's team this term - beating them 1-0 on New Year's Eve before playing out an entertaining draw in March.
Paul Pogba, a £86m "waste of space" in the verdict of many United fans until now, said the result was bequeathed to Manchester just as another United side had won their way to the English Cup Final after the tragedy in Munich in 1959.
Red Devils supporters gathered in the Old Nag's Head, a pub in Manchester city centre filled with photos of United's legendary ex-manager Alex Ferguson and iconic 1960s forward George Best.
It was the biggest return yet on United's world-record £89.3 million ($115.8 million, 103.2 million euros) investment in Pogba, who celebrated by pointing to the sky.