How Manchester United Won The UEFA Europa Cup - 4 years ago
Star player, Paul Pogba, propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax last night in a Europa League final rendered with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester. AFP reports that it was a night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday. It ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Victory enabled United manager Jose Mourinho, who said prior to the game that he and his players were struggling not to think about the tragedy, to bring his maiden Old Trafford season to a successful conclusion. He had already guided United to glory in the League Cup, despite a 6th-place finish in the Premier League, the Europa League win means his side will return to the Champions League next season. United became only the fifth club – after Juventus, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Chelsea – to have won the Champions League, the Europa League and the now defunct European Cup Winners’ Cup.