We will learn from United'sperformance, says Ajax coach

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We will learn from United'sperformance, says Ajax coach

Speaking to BT Sport after the final whistle, Pogba said: 'We won for Manchester, we worked for them, for the country. That's what we've done.

"But we just come to do our job".

Ajax coach Peter Bosz called the Stockholm showdown "boring" as his young impressionable side were nullified by a far more physical and experienced United side, who won the game with a goal in each half from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The English giants beat Dutch club Ajax 2-0 in the final in Stockholm. I am so happy to see the [injured] boys with the crutches with the trophy and now I am on holiday.

Both sets of players warmed up in white t-shirts with the number 96 on the back of them before the families of the victims were welcomed onto the pitch prior to kick-off and applauded by fans. It's all new for them. The club earned 6.5 million euros (7.29 million US dollars) for beating Ajax, three million more than their opponents, and will collect 12.7 million euros for entering the group stage of the Champions League.

Yes, Sir Alex Ferguson might have taken the pragmatic route every now and then at Manchester United, but for the most part, his titles were won playing attractive football.

United's season was always going to be defined by this game.

He had already guided United to glory in the League Cup and despite a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, success in the Europa League means his side will return to the Champions League next season.

While Jose Mourinho's side possess a plethora of pacey attacking options, it's getting increasingly hard for the Englishman to cope up with the players around.

"If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", Mourinho told reporters at the Friends Arena.

"I think we all know how important it is for this club to be in the Champions League, so it's a big win for us today, on both arguments". However, after Manchester United's win on Wednesday, Mourinho looked the happiest of the lot.

A minute's silence held before the match turned into a minute's applause and United's players wore black armbands in tribute to those who had been killed and injured in Monday's terrorist attack.

It was billed as a clash between the efficiency of Mourinho's United against the swagger and youthful exuberance of Ajax.

Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, said Monday's attack undoubtedly scarred the team, but he was optimistic that they would win. "People who respect their opponents and exploit their weaknesses".

The 31-year-old has been starved of playing time under Jose Mourinho as it seems his powers are on the wane at the highest levels of European football. It meant keeping a strong defensive shape and using the pace of Marcus Rashford on the break.

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