Manchester United’s Biggest Game of the season against Ajax in Europa Final at Stockholm

Fans have already started gathering in Stockholm in large numbers ahead of Europa League Final between Manchester United and Ajax in Stockholm

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Fans gather in Amsterdam to watch the screening of  Europa final; Photo Courtesy: Arth Gupta ( NewsMobile )

 

Quick Recap:

  • Minute’s silence to be observed for attack in Manchester
  • Manchester United and Ajax contest 46th final in competition
  • Ajax expected to name side with average age of 22
  • United unbeaten in ten European games (W7 D3)
  • Suspensions for both teams, Sinkgraven ruled out

Possible Line-ups

Ajax: Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Sánchez, Riedewald; Klaassen, Schöne, Ziyech; Traoré, Dolberg, Younes.
Out: Viergever (suspended), Sinkgraven (knee/fitness)

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Jones, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan.
Out: Bailly (suspended), Shaw (ankle), Ibrahimović (knee), Rojo (knee), Young (hamstring)

Peter Bosz, Ajax coach
I would send my players directly to the doctor if they weren’t nervous, especially because it’s their first final. It’s completely normal to be nervous, I just have to make sure that the nerves don’t get to them. We have a chance to beat Manchester United if we impose our own game. I know [my players] are young so we have to prepare them. It makes my job more interesting.

José Mourinho, Man. United manager
UEFA accepted a request from Manchester United to cancel their pre-match press conference – originally scheduled to take place on Tuesday evening – following Monday’s attacks in Manchester. The following is taken from a statement released by the club.

“We’re all very sad about the tragic events of last night; we can’t take out of our minds and hearts the victims and their families. We have a job to do and fly to Sweden to do that job. It’s a pity we cannot fly with the happiness we always have before a big game. I know, even during my short time here, that the people of Manchester will pull together as one.”

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