Mourinho aims dig at rivals after Europa victory


Manchester United achieved their objective of qualifying for next season's Champions League in their "preferred way" by winning the Europa League, says manager Jose Mourinho.

"But the world goes on, it doesn't stop and we have to do our work. We pray for peace", said former Manchester United legend David Beckham. We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way. The club earned 6.5 million euros (7.29 million USA 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.

A little more than 48 hours after the attack, substitute Wayne Rooney took over the captain's arm band and raised the Europa League trophy at the Friends Arena, the stadium where American Grande began her world tour back on May 8.

"I knew people who were at the concert, so it's not easy, it's not a nice moment - not just for Manchester but for the whole of England, and we all felt that".

Ajax coach Peter Bosz called the Stockholm showdown "boring" as his young impressionable side were nullified by a far more physical and experienced United side, who won the game with a goal in each half from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. - Manchester United didn't lose a single game this season in which they scored first (W37 D8).

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"We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy".

Herrera's compatriot Mata said Monday's shocking events in Manchester gave the win in Stockholm extra significance.

We understand Southampton would not let him leave for less than £50m and he is also a reported target for Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City. We come without the happiness that we should bring with us because when you come for these big matches, you go happy, you go proud and we didn't.

The Portuguese also became the first manager to win the two remaining continental trophies twice.

Manchester United are planning on signing a central defender this summer and the three options they are pursuing are Michael Keane, Virgil van Dijk and Victor Lindelof, according to Sky sources.