Pogba, Mkhitaryan Shines As Manchester United Lifts Europa League Trophy

Jose Mourinho’s side Manchester United, on Wednesday, defeated Dutch team Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm courtesy goals from midfielders Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to victory the Europa League, thus confirming their qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season.

 

The win comes after a terror attack at Ariana Grande’s show at the Manchester Arena on Monday which claimed 22 lives and injured many more.

 

Pogba’s deflected shot put the Red Devil ahead in the 18th minute of the match before Armenian playmaker  Mkhitaryan’s sixth Europa League goal of the campaign in the 48th minute sealed the victory for his side.

 

The trophy is not only the Manchester United’s first in the Europa League, but also made them the fifth team to take home trophies in all three of Europe’s top club championships, the Champions League, Europa League and the now-defunct Cup Winners Cup,

 

United are now the fifth team to claim the full quota of European trophies, joining the list with Ajax, Chelsea, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

 

Antonio Conte’s side Chelsea was the last team forward to Manchester United to complete the historical treble when they won the Europa League in 2012-13.

 

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