Jose Mourinho comes top after Manchester United’s Europa League triumph last night as he took a typical dig at his detractors saying ‘poets’ don’t win titles.
Goals in either half from summer acquisitions Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan powered the Red Devils to a historic victory over a youthful Ajax side at Stockholm’s Friends Arena.
The victory not only qualified United for next season’s Champions League after their sixth-place finish as in the Premier League, it brought a measure of relief to a many weighed down by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.
United lift the trophy. Image: Guardian
With three trophies in his maiden campaign, the former Chelsea manager was happy to take aim at his many critics this season.
Mourinho told BT Sport.
“We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy,”
“We played intelligently, we did it in a comfortable way. We were much stronger than them.
“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.
“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.”
"There are lot of poets in football but they don't win titles."
José Mourinho on top form 😂 pic.twitter.com/pLyUVAieqN
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