Manchester United | The Match
All football fans out there will know that this week was huge for Manchester United. Going from strength to strength over the last season, they pulled together and managed to bag themselves a spot in the Champions League. With a final score of 2-0 they played a great match and secured a win against Ajax, with Pogba scoring the first goal in the early minutes and Mkhitaryan scoring the second in the second half. Under Jose Mourinhos management for the past season, the whole team have been calm and collected throughout, proving this by being in control for the entire match. Mourinho has believed in his team throughout the season and lead his team to a brilliant victory, using careful planning and accurate strategy.
Manchester United | The Celebration
They played professionally against a team that they knew they were much stronger than, making them the fifth Premier League team to make it into the Champions League next season. (Keep up to date with when they are playing with a Personalised Football Calendar.) United have worked hard over the season and are without a doubt deserving of the win, completing a full circle, as the Europa League was the only major competition up until now that the club hadn’t won. At the final whistle, excitement couldn’t be contained, especially not by Mourinhos son, who knocked him over in celebration. A giddy Mourinho then attempted to plant a flag in the middle of the pitch but had to settle for a picture with the trophy.
United We Stand
A lot of emotion will have been carried by the players for the entire ninety minutes, not just due to the potential of winning, but in light of the recent attacks. The match was played on Wednesday 24th, just two days after the bomb attacks on Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert. This sad time was given the upmost respect at the football match, with a minutes silence being held for those that were killed. A high number of fans at the match would have been Mancunians, making it a highly sensitive time for them, however, everyone showed love and unity, proving that the community will stand up and fight against the bad in this world. Evil will not prevail and we will not live in fear.
Manchester United may have won the Europa League but Manchester City were winning a far bigger battle. They too were going to stand united, just as the team had that night. They were going to show their opponents that they can’t be beaten and prove to them that they are much stronger than them. Manchester United set a good example that night, one that will most certainly be remembered. Good job lads.
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Source: Football Gifts Direct