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Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

28 May 2017

We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy.

Speaking to BT Sport, former Manchester United defender Ferdinand said: "He has shown in this competition [the Europa League] he is good enough". Big names are likely to arrive at Old Trafford before then as United look to win the Premier League for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired four years ago.

"If we could, we would obviously change the people's lives for this cup, immediately", the manager said after the match.

Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a goal each either sides of the half to give United their first Europa League title (they haven't won one even in its previous avatar, the UEFA Cup).

"We played for England, we played for Manchester and we played for the people who died".

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There were songs and cheers in Manchester along with a somber undercurrent because, as one man told the BBC, "I think everyone's thinking about the same things".

"It was a great final and my first European final with United, hopefully the first of many".

The Portuguese has endured plenty of criticism this season, with United finishing sixth in the Premier League and appearing unconvincing en route to the final.

Not since Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea in the 2013 European Super Cup (which, coincidentally, was Mourinho's last European final before this week).

United are unlikely to fetch anything like the £27m they paid for Shaw back in 2014 but it seems as if they are ready to cut their losses and bring in a more established replacement.

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"You know it is going to be hard after conceding such an unlucky goal. So I thank everyone at the club that had a contribution for that".

Ferguson, who managed United through a golden era from 1986 to 2013 which saw them win the Champions League twice among many other trophies, told Sky Sports that Manchester was a resilient city.

Less than 48 hours after the horrific attack that rocked Manchester, fans rallied behind their team and the city as a whole.

The Red Devils boss guided his team to a tactically shrewd win over Ajax and he wasted little time in rounding on his detractors.

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