'No pressure' on Ajax ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United

Harrop’s an instant hero but Jose’s silence is final

After another boring draw against Southampton on Wednesday night, it was confirmed that Manchester United would win fewer league fixtures this year than they have in any other Premier League season and were guaranteed to finish sixth in the table. "We have the final, we have to make sure we win, and then I have the [under-21s] Euros, and I come back for preseason and [have to] work hard and give everything, and we will see step by step".

United have won the UEFA Champions League three times, European Cup Winners' Cup one time and European Super Cup once and winning the Europa League title will complete the set for the Red Devils.

"Don't we deserve respect for that?"

The interview is being wound up when Juan Mata fields a final question and not even Manchester United's habitually upbeat No8 can hide his sense of deflation as he recalls the squad's usual routine the night before Europa League away ties this season.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring his team's second goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Given the millions in prize money up for grabs that was little surprise, yet the way the hosts' callow side bossed much of the game did. "They always try to help me and to have them as teachers I will say is great. I think that's it".

Despite a profile in the Manchester Evening News and an assist for the U-23s earlier in the week, it doesn't seem that Matt Olosunde is anywhere near the top of Jose Mourinho's mind.




"It is probably the biggest compliment of this year's run to the final that Europe is again talking about Ajax", said club marketing director Edwin van der Sar, who kept goal for both Manchester United and Ajax.

The 16-year-old Gomes became the youngest debutant since Duncan Edwards and the first millennial to appear in the top-flight, and Harrop stated that Sunday's clash is a big day for the club's academy.

Jones has suffered another injury-troubled season, starting only 24 of United's 63 games in all competitions, but Mourinho has generally been impressed with the his commitment levels.

"All my family were here, my friends", the youngster stated to the club's website. "I'm delighted they could share the moment with me".

"I think one young player can play in the middle of a good structure, a dynamic structure, an experienced structure, yes".

"In the past, only the best players went but now Ajax develops players until a sack of money is laid down in front of them and then the player is gone", former defender Sonny Silooy said in De Volkskrant on Monday.

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