Paul Pogba has been under immense pressure and scrutiny, ever since his world record move to Manchester United. After failing to really impress through out the season, Pogba turned up with a crucial goal in the Europa League final against Ajax. His opening goal was followed by Henrik Mikhitaryan’s strike, which gave United their first ever Europa League title. After the match, the entire United squad dedicated the Europa League to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
“We played for the people who died.” “These things are terrible all over the world, in London and in Paris,” said Pogba.
“We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country,” “We played for England, we played for Manchester and we played for the people who died.”
Man of the match, Ander Herrera also echoed the words of his team mate after the match.
“I want to dedicate the trophy to the victims.”
“This is football, but what happened two days ago was horrible.
“Yesterday morning we were devastated. We were really, really sad. It was really, really difficult to train.
“But the manager (Jose Mourinho) told us the only thing we could do was to win this for them and that’s what we’ve done.”
World Cup winner, Juan Mata had the following to say after their triumph.
We have won a trophy the club has never won, so we are really happy,” said Mata.
“It means a lot as it is my first European trophy with United and after what happened yesterday, it is nice to bring a trophy back for Manchester.
“It has been a really difficult week in the city of Manchester and we are happy to win for all the people that have suffered.”