Europa League: Manchester United set sights on Champions League qualification
Manchester United will look to return to UEFA Champions League with a victory over Ajax Amsterdam in UEFA Europa League finals on Wednesday night.
The prospect of winning a European title ought to seduce United but, as only lifting the trophy will guarantee them a place in the Champions League, Jose Mourinho and co. will be desperate to emerge victors at The Friends Arena in Stockholm.
United have embarked on a bizarre season, lifting Community Shield and EFL Cup, finishing six points behind fifth-placed Arsenal in sixth, going 25 games unbeaten in the Premier League, having the third worst scoring record amongst the top-half sides, and boasting the second best defensive record in the division. In spite of these, winning the Europa League would further Jose Mourinho’s credentials as a pragmatist.