Silence, applause as Man Utd and Ajax honour Manchester victims

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United are bidding to win the only major trophy they have never won, while Ajax are chasing a first continental title since the 1995 Champions League.

With the game played in the shadow of Monday's bomb attack at a pop concert in Manchester, which left 22 dead and 64 injured, Bosz said his players were influenced by that event.

While a win for United would secure the Red Devils a spot in next season's Champions League, viewers can also watch this season's final between Juventus and Real Madrid for free with BT Sport.

Former United player Cristiano Ronaldo published a picture of a British Union Jack flag bearing the word "Manchester" on his social media accounts.

The stakes are high for the Europa League and more so for Manchester United who need it so badly to qualify for the next year's Champions League.

"It was very sombre flying over with the directors this morning and it was all we were talking about, to be honest. We have developed a way of playing this season that I always call the Ajax way of playing", he said. We worked hard and we'll enjoy it now. It's been a long season, but when you have a game like this, all the fatigue and tiredness in your legs and body goes away. "[It was a] great performance from everybody in the team".

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In the wake of the incident, UEFA accepted United's formal request to cancel their press conference ahead of the Europa League final, while the team held a minute's silence at training before flying to Sweden.

'Every day the players are speaking to me - Michael (Carrick), Ash (Ashley Young), Wayne (Rooney) - the more senior players, they speak to me and they're helping me. "I know they are young and we have to help them but we have been preparing for this game since our semi-final win against Lyon".

"They shouldn't just be in it, they should be in with a chance of winning the Champions League".

After half-time, Juan Mata curled a corner kick to Chris Smalling who nodded the ball into Mkhitaryan's path on the six-yard line.

"It was one of my aims when I came - to win big trophies".

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