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Paul Pogba dedicates United win to victims of Manchester attack

Paul Pogba dedicates United win to victims of Manchester attack

We had to focus because this was a very important game. "We played for them, the people who died".

After Pogba put a volley wide, he gave United the lead in the 18th minute when his left-foot shot deflected off Davinson Sanchez and looped past Andre Onana in Ajax's goal.

"We were fighting in two races: the Premier League and the Europa League".

Though it may have required a minor detour in the journey to the intended destination, Jose Mourinho's first season as Manchester United manager ultimately reached the promised land: qualification for next season's UEFA Champions League. With the allure of UCL football next season, expect another busy (and expensive) summer of spending at Old Trafford. It was the Armenian's sixth goal in 11 Europa league matches this season.

United had to settle for sixth place in the Premier League table following a hard season, but the victory in Stockholm saw United lift a third trophy this season after their Community Shield and EFL Cup successes. Nobody can talk. They say we have a bad season but we have three trophies. There are lots of poets in football but poets don't win many titles.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an average shot accuracy of 55% in the Premier League this season
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an average shot accuracy of 55% in the Premier League this season

Henrikh Mkhitaryan added the second in the 48th minute with a close effort. It was a great final and my first European final with United, hopefully the first of many.

The France midfielder was all over the pitch, appearing as a third centre back one moment to head the ball away from danger, channeling pinpoint passes to striker Marcus Rashford the next.

Ajax, fielding the youngest starting line-up in a European final, were expected to make a quick start as they did in their 4-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in their semi-final first leg.

Instead the Dutch side were fenced in by United, nullified by Marouane Fellaini and man of the match Ander Herrera in the middle and stretched by Rashford's darting runs.

The game was billed as a clash between the pragmatism of Mourinho's United against the swagger and youthful exuberance of an Ajax side featuring six players aged 21 or under and in the club's first European final in 21 years.

Father of Manchester bomber says son is innocent
Sixty-four people are still hospitalized, Jon Rouse of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership said Wednesday. And the father and brother of suspected bomber Salman Abedi were arrested in Libya, officials in that country said.


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