Manchester United to meet Ajax in the Europa League final

Ross Houston
May 17, 2017

According to, Marouane Fellaini is expected to anchor the midfield after returning from a three-game ban as United nurse a number of injuries throughout the squad. "Even in the youth cup I remember scoring here, so good memories at White Hart Lane".

"We can win a trophy and by winning that trophy we can play Champions League next season".

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has stated that the club's final two Premier League matches can hold a good opportunity, as he stated that they can help manager José Mourinho "notice" them ahead of the imminent Europa League final with Ajax.

"We've won the FA Community Shield and the EFL Cup, and obviously we're delighted to have reached the final of the Europa League, the only major trophy we have never won".

"It's so important for us, as Champions League qualification is nearly impossible through the league. We know that. But we fight for titles and probably other clubs finishing in the top four, probably they would like to be in our position to try and fight for the title".

"You always have a little bit of rivalry, especially if you are both the same kind of level".

Mourinho has repeatedly complained about the difficulty of juggling his resources and made sweeping changes to his team for the defeat at Spurs and the 2-0 loss at Arsenal that preceded it. I think it's fair that Sergio plays the final and David accepts that.

The Portuguese coach has chosen to abandon the club's top-four bid in favour of Europa League glory - the only trophy to have eluded United - as their ticket to the Champions League, but resting exhausted bodies is becoming increasingly hard with three matches left in the campaign.

'It doesn't matter what happens.

"Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we have at the time".

They had finished fifth in the league and Old Trafford was a very unhappy place given the bad football dished up.

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"I analyse the individual performances of the players", Mourinho said. We played, we tried to win. We had a fantastic record of 25 matches. We had our chances to get a different result and that's what we are going to do.

"We don't want to say matches are not important, but we have one that is more important than the others".

But Lyon have averaged over four goals per game in their Europa League home matches and coach Bruno Genesio believes his side's 3-2 victory over Nantes on Sunday showed they are capable of pulling off a famous comeback.

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