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Mourinho maintains European final record – The stats you need to know

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Paul Pogba scored in back-to-back games for United after a run of 19 games without one. It was the first time he had done so at club level since April 2016 for Juventus.

Five of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s last six United goals have come in the Europa League.

Jose Mourinho has won all four of his European finals as a manager, winning the 2003 Uefa Cup and 2004 Champions League with Porto, as well as the 2010 Champions League with Inter Milan.

Mourinho has maintained his 100% win record against Ajax, winning all seven matches against the Dutch side.

Late substitute Wayne Rooney made his fourth appearance in a major European final for Manchester United (also the 2008, 2009 and 2011 Champions League finals), equalling the record held by Ryan Giggs.

United did not lose a single game this season in which they scored first (W37 D8).

Marcus Rashford became the youngest Englishman – aged 19 years and 205 days – to start a major European final since Gary Mills in May 1980 for Nottingham Forest, who was aged 18 years and 198 days when he played against Hamburg.


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