Home Sports 'Poets don't win Titles' - Mourinho Slays Critics after Europa Triumph

Chris Smalling was behind him to head the ball into the six-yard area and Mkhitaryan hooked in a clever, improvisational finish.

Ajax's efforts to close the gap went down the drain against a strong defensive effort by Manchester United, who won their first UEFA Europa League in their history.

"We felt the sadness of the city of Manchester".

At a time when the city of Manchester needed them the most, Manchester United delivered a fairy tale soccer championship victory that will forever be remembered, not just throughout England, but around the world. This was one of those endearing moments when the link between the terraces and a team is made clear, and it was shown how in tune some of the players are with the supporters and the supporters' culture, something that was all the more important this week.

Meanwhile United's victory on Wednesday night means they have now won more major trophies than any other English club, overtaking rivals Liverpool in the process. And it's the second that underpins league titles. He wants more. He lives for football.

Rob Dawson, Manchester United correspondent: Tottenham finished comfortably ahead of United in the league, but Mourinho and executive vice chairman Ed Woodward will feel they have had the better season.

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.

This has been particularly noticeable at Old Trafford, where United have regularly failed to beat mid-table teams. The Europa League is also a competition United have never won, which adds to its importance.

And while Klaassen admits his side wee not good enough, he claimed United's negative mentality was partly to blame.

However, one senior club source said the forthcoming transfer window was likely to be "crazy", given the increased spending power within the Premier League as a result of the new £8.3bn TV deal and clubs such as Inter Milan and AC Milan willing to spend big to try to rediscover former glories.

"For all the players, this is the first final". It took them nearly 50 years to complete, the longest of any of the three teams.

Jonathan Smith, Manchester City correspondent: In the simplest of terms, Manchester City had the better season by finishing one place above Liverpool in the Premier League.

It was just after 1am when the last United player left the dressing room. "There were no chances from both sides".

There's some disappointment that Guardiola failed to maintain an expected title challenge, but there is optimism at the emergence of exciting young attacking talents Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling.

Mourinho's methods can divide a dressing room but nothing makes believers of folk quite like success and - as he himself was quick to point out after the game - even Tottenham would trade their season for United's now.

There are, broadly speaking, two aspects to Mourinhosity: control the big games, and dominate the small ones.

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