Random Pagan Verse:
Too early to many homes I came,
Too late, it seemed, to some;
The ale was finished or else un-brewed,

The unpopular cannot please.

Author Topic: Manchester United are European Champions -beat Ajax in Europa Finals  (Read 450 times)

Offline mastercode (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2482
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux

Manchester United beat Ajax on Wednesday night to win the 2016/17 Europa League in front of a sold out Friends Arena in Stockholm. Despite their huge success throughout history, The Red Devils had never won this competition before tonight.
On a highly emotional night for the club and their city of origin, they opened the scoring after eighteen minutes. World record signing Paul Pogba had a shot from outside the area deflected, which was enough to see it beat the Ajax goalkeeper.

Manchester United were in charge from that time, but were unable to double their lead before half time. That changed shortly after the interval, when Henrikh Mkhitaryan flicked the ball over his head  from close range to make it 2-0.

As the game entered stoppage time, club captain Wayne Rooney came off the bench and was greeted by the Manchester United fans with a great reception. This could turn out to be Rooney's last game for the club, and what a great result to leave on.

The game finished 2-0, meaning that Manchester United are Europa League champions and Jose Mourinho can add that success to the EFL Cup. Two trophies, in addition to Champions League qualification, will be assessed as a successful debut season for the Special One in his debut Old Trafford season.

This victory will by no means take away the pain that the city of Manchester will be feeling this week, but it may offer a slight moment of cheer for them, in what has been such a devastating week.



Barcelona plot move for Man United full-back

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 2916
Last post April 09, 2018, 12:16:54 AM
by newspostng
Cesc Fabregas reveals reasons why Chelsea lost to Manchester City

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 395
Last post October 04, 2017, 12:13:58 AM
by Naijaloaded
Manchester Utd at bidding war with Premier League rivals over 30 million player

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 3997
Last post September 19, 2018, 07:16:27 AM
by punch
Manchester City to sell Leroy Sane to Juventus

Started by naij

Replies: 0
Views: 4704
Last post September 28, 2018, 05:01:57 AM
by naij
Zinedine Zidane Leaves Real Madrid after winning Champions League titles

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 7290
Last post June 01, 2018, 08:09:03 AM
by newspostng
AC Milan make deal contact with Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 205
Last post May 21, 2018, 08:51:55 AM
by mastercode
Manchester United Inked Deal with Fred Rodrigues from Shakhtar Donetsk

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 1662
Last post June 06, 2018, 08:48:21 AM
by punch
Manchester United inked two-year deal with Marouane Fellaini

Started by Postmaster

Replies: 0
Views: 9160
Last post June 29, 2018, 12:45:36 AM
by Postmaster
Chelsea and Manchester United battles for Bayern Munich midfielder

Started by guruslodge

Replies: 0
Views: 4102
Last post July 20, 2018, 01:00:54 PM
by guruslodge
Mourinho suggests Manchester United lack 'technical quality

Started by bellanaija

Replies: 0
Views: 10751
Last post October 05, 2018, 12:16:34 AM
by bellanaija