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Manchester United beat Ajax 2-0 in the UEFA Europa League final, and despite comments made by the Dutch calling Jose Mourinho‘s team ‘lucky’ to win, the Portuguese felt the trophy went to the one who deserved it the most.
We knew where they were better than us, we knew where we were better than them, we tried to kill their good qualities and exploit their weaknesses. We did that very well from the first minute and we totally deserve the trophy
Mourinho told BT Sport.
If you want to press the ball all the time, you don’t play short. If you are dominant in the air you go long. There are lots of poets in football but poets, they don’t win many titles
the Portuguese added, practically explaining why he chose United to play the way they played.
We preferred to reach the Champions League this way than finish fourth, third or second. We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy
the Manchester United manager also said, before… announcing that it’s time for him to have a deserved rest, after a successful, the way it ended, season, with United lifting their third trophy, after winning the Community Shield and the EFL Cup.