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We can't remember the last time we saw Jose Mourinho this happy

25 May 2017

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

The victory on a night rendered heavy with emotions after the terror attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, brings Jose Mourinho's maiden campaign to a successful conclusion after finishing sixth in the Premier League.

We can't remember the last time we saw Jose Mourinho this happy

"We know things like this are very sad all over the world, not only in Manchester but also in Paris", Pogba said. It was a very hard week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered. "We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country".

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The Red Devils head into the game having missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League and ending up sixth in the table. We have a good relationship and I will always say nothing ever happened, we didn't have an argument or anything like that.

Despite Manchester United's relatively dismal league form at times this season, they do end Jose Mourinho's first season in charge at Old Trafford with two trophies: the League Cup and the Europa League.

A Paul Pogba shot, which took a deflection, put Manchester United 1-0 ahead in the 18th minute. "Nobody can talk", Pogba told BT Sport.

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Granted, this season has been far from vintage for Manchester United with Mourinho rightfully receiving criticism for his tactics and combative dealings with the press, but as the referee blew his whistle, the Portuguese manager couldn't contain his delight.

The France midfielder was all over the pitch, appearing as a third centre back one moment to head the ball away from danger, channelling pinpoint passes to striker Marcus Rashford the next. It was a great final and my first European final with United, hopefully the first of many.

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And Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled their lead early in the second half with an acrobatic goal.

We can't remember the last time we saw Jose Mourinho this happy