Manchester United proved too good for Ajax in the Europa League final as they claimed a 2-0 win in Stockholm.
Jose Mourinho’s side were always the better team, and goals in each half from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealed the triumph – which means United will be in the Champions League next season, and as their 42nd major trophy makes them the most decorated English team in history.
United took the lead just 18-minutes in when Pogba latched onto a ball and broke to the edge of the box before unleashing a drive which deflected off Davinson Sanchez and past the helpless Andre Onana.
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Ajax showed little in the first-half and they found themselves 2-0 down just minutes into the second period.
Chris Smalling headed down a corner and Armenian superstar Mkhitaryan acrobatically hooked the ball home from inside the six-yard box.
The win, which is poignant given it comes less than 48 hours after the terrorist attack in Manchester, means United are only the fifth team to win every Uefa club trophy – the Champions League, Europa League and now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup – as they had never won this competition before.
Captain Wayne Rooney, who came on for just a couple of minutes in what could be his final appearance for the club, was on hand to lift the trophy.
It also means that Mourinho has won two trophies in his first season as United manager after the League Cup success too.
Bookmakers Bet365 have made Manchester United 16/1 to go on and win the Champions League next season.