Europa League final: Ajax a 'spectacularly entertaining' side

Glow is gone, says Ajax boss ahead of Europa League final against Manchester United

Mourinho said the victims and their families were in "our minds and our hearts" and that "we can not fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game".

Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United will play the soccer Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday, May 24.

Asked about its impact on United's preparations, he said: "We've got a job to do [on Wednesday], no question about that, and that hasn't been changed but I think what happened last night really put things into perspective". It is a pity we can not fly with the happiness we always have before a big game. 'We've shown this season that we can win by playing good football, and we can do it in the final, ' he said during the pre-match press conference. With Ajax having defeated the tougher competition of Lyon in their own semi-final, albeit through a 5-4 thriller over the two legs, Manchester certainly won't have an easy game on their hands.

Terrorism at Manchester Arena
Club captain posted: "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The 23 year-old man was arrested in South Manchester , according to local authorities.

Ajax are in their first European final since their penalty shoot-out defeat to Juventus during the 1995/96 Champions League campaign.

And as the final whistle sounded and United's celebrations began, chants of "Manchester" rang around the Friends Arena in tribute to those who died and were injured in the attack which cast a shadow over this showpiece occasion. The United players, with hearts full of sadness over the 22 victims killed by an ISIS suicide bomber, will do their best to win this game not just for themselves, but for their home town. Mourinho privately stated to his players that they need to 'do it for the city, do it for the kids' and in his statement said that the city will come together, united.

"Ajax joined many in the soccer world expressing support for the victims. Our thoughts are with the victims and the loved ones of those affected", their Twitter page read.

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"It was hard to train yesterday, really hard for us but the manager told us the only thing to do was to win this for them and that's what we have done".

Jose Mourinho stated his intention to win the Europa League as their route to Champions League qualification, and after finishing sixth in the Premier League, it all comes down to the clash with Ajax at the Friends Arena.

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