Home Sports 'Poets don't win Titles' - Mourinho Slays Critics after Europa Triumph

But playing for Manchester United we should do better in the Premier League and that's our aim next season - trying to win it.

French midfielder Paul Pogba, who scored United's first goal, dedicated the triumph to the victims, saying: "We played for the people who died".

The Portuguese manager said that the Manchester suicide bomb attack incident took away some happiness from their feat and that they would not think twice to change the cup for people's lives. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? He said, "When you go into big matches you go happy and we didn't".

"If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short".

This is the third season in which the winners of the UEFA Europa League will gain automatic entry into the UEFA Champions League.

"You don't win a European trophy every day - I lost in the Europa League final five years ago [with Athletic Bilbao]".

"Ed Woodward has my list, what I want, what I would like for more than two months". That's the way I look at things. Of course Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that's the last trophy and the last trophy is the one where the feelings are under the skin and it's obviously a fantastic feeling for the team.

Mata says United tried to "lift the spirit of the town" at a time when it is not easy not to focus on something as insignificant as football.

"I think I understand what s right and what s needed for the club, and I respect that".

"We're certainly not only finding out today that he is a winning coach", Darmian said.

"I think a younger me would have been a lot more frustrated".

"We did this very, very well since the first minute and we totally deserved the trophy".

"We didn't have many chances".

"You wonder if Marcus Rashford is good enough to be the number nine, he is a huge talent but does he score enough goals? You have to play".

And Mourinho described 2016-17 as his "most difficult" season in football, before posting an image to Instagram highlighting just how tough the club have had it in the Premier League and Europe.

"It's all new for all my team".

  • Angelo Rivera