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Manchester United training Ajax Europa League

Manchester United training Ajax Europa League

Manchester United finished the season on a high note by winning the Europa League because the club meticulously study their opponents before big games, manager Jose Mourinho said after a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the final in Stockholm.

"I'm happy that I scored here in the final because everyone was saying, "You're going to score in the final" and after the last game against Celta Vigo I was dreaming about scoring in the final and I did". We won for them. "We knew where we were better than them and we exploited their weaknesses". "Maybe, but we just came to do our job".

The shocking events naturally caused a sombre mood in Sweden in the build-up to the final against Ajax, with United cancelling their pre-match news conference.

The former Sweden worldwide was pleased to see his team add to the Community Shield and EFL Cup crowns it had already secured this season.

"We'll never die", came the chant, as United lifted the only tribute they could to the sky.

United's triumph followed success in the League Cup and the Community Shield in Jose Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford with Champions League football secured after United could only manage a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

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"There are lots of poets in football but poets don't win many titles", he said. We fought hard for this since the beginning. "We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country".

For Chelsea, Tottenham, City and Liverpool, who qualified for the UCL through their Premier League standings, the top three automatically reach the group stage while the fourth-placed side has to win a qualifying round to progress through to the group stage. "We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way". Three titles, Champions League, fans proud of us, played like a big team, very smart, against a very good team.

He has now won the tournament twice, having led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup - as the Europa League was previously called - in 2003. "If he stays I am happy", the manager said.

"Especially after what happened (in Manchester) we wanted to win this and we'll bring the trophy back".

The ball struck Davinson Sanchez's outstretched leg and looped up, spinning into the net past the wrong-footed Onana.

Bosz put that down to a number of factors: The enormity of the occasion, the team's inexperience, United's cautious approach and physicality, and a dose of misfortune.

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