After a very tensed entertaining moment in the Europa League 2nd leg Semi-Final, Ajax progressed to the finals on a goal aggregate of 5-4. While Manchester United also progressed on a 2-1 goal aggregate.
There was so much celebration at old Trafford as Mourinho progressed to his first Europa League finals as Man united coach despite loosing one of his best defenders in the person of Eric Bailly as he was sent off with a red card after a very rude challenge to one of the opponent team.
The finals will take place on 24th of May, 2017 at Stockholm at 20:45 ET
Now the question is who will lift the cup ?
Ajax are a very strong team who can do unbelievable things especially when you don’t believe they can. They have good defense and finishings as can be seen in their performances so far.
In the case of united, this is their opportunity to come back to champions league and as a result, they are likely going to do their best to make sure they win in the finals. And with a Mourinho who hardly loose at finals, is favourite with his huge experience. Before 24th, he is rapidly going to make changes to accommodate the lapses in his defense.
With Bailly on red card and Marcos Rojo still undergoing treatment for his injuries, Mourinho has no option than to field unfit Phil Jones and Smalling at the finals.
Congratulations To Ajax vs Man Utd for reaching this year 2017 Europa League finals.