Manchester United take on Ajax in the Europa League final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm on the 24th of May.
The season started brightly for Jose Mourinho, with the arrivals of high profile players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, coupled with success against Leicester City in the Community Shield. However, their domestic season was, by their own standards, underwhelming.
Poor form in the Premier League has seen them finish in sixth place, and may not be seen as a successful opening campaign from the Portuguese manager, even with the EFL Cup already sat in the trophy cabinet, following their 3-2 victory over Southampton at Wembley.
The Red Devils edged out Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-finals, taking a one goal advantage from their first leg, into the second where an early Marouane Fellaini header seemed to give them full control of the tie. Facundo Roncaglia scored late for the visitors, leading to a very tense final few minutes, where a mass brawl resulted in the sending off of United’s Eric Bailly and Celta’s goal scorer, Roncaglia.
United have never won the Europa League but Jose Mourinho has rotated his squad heavily in recent Premier League encounters, showing this is the one he wants his team to bring home this year, with entry to next season's Champions League on offer.
Standing in the Red Devils’ way are a young, talented Ajax team seeking their first continental silverware in twenty-two years. The tie will be Ajax's 15th UEFA final (W10 L4) and their first since losing on penalties to Juventus in the 1996 UEFA Champions League final.
Ajax outscored United en route to the final, scoring 24 goals compared to United’s 23, but have conceded seven more than their English counterparts.
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