AS IT HAPPENED: Manchester United 2-0 Ajax - Europa League Final
Man United win!
While hundreds of the world's press head to Stockholm as Manchester United take on Ajax for the Europa League Final, BT Sport are streaming the whole game live on YouTube!
Follow updates below!
That's me signing off, hope you've enjoyed the updates tonight!
Man United's performance tonight will have done a lot for the city of Manchester, they deserve this.
Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy on possibly his final United game! They have done it!
Congratulations Manchester United! 👏— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 24, 2017
2017 Europa League winners! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/CaFBwHwT8N
Chris Smalling looks rather miserable, you've just won a European trophy! Cheer up Chris!
Much prefer trophy presentations in the stands, but I suppose it's much better for those in the stadium to have it on the pitch
Classy performance, and a classy quote.
My personal Man of the Match goes the BT Sport & YouTube streams...flawless live stream tonight and something I hope we see more of!
They were outclassed tonight, but this Ajax team are very young and will go on to great things
Man United players give Ajax a guard of honour as they pick up their lose-sorry 'runners-up' medals
They've done it, we'll see Lingard and Pogba do some sort of dance on camera together soon surely?
Would United fans have taken this at the start of the season?
Jose Mourinho's first season at Man Utd:— BigSport (@BigSportGB) May 24, 2017
Community Shield 🏆
League Cup 🏆
Europa League 🏆
Champions League qualification ✅
Not bad 😉 pic.twitter.com/mukemgIlif
Fully deserved for United, Pogba who was fantastic tonight is dancing in front of the United fans
Mourinho is on the pitch celebrating, he is ecstatic
'90+5 - FULL TIME
They didn't even get the chance to take the free-kick. They've done it! Europa League winners and back in the Champions League!
United have a free-kick in their own penalty area. Seconds remaining.
So close now! United fans are partying already
The rest of the Man United squad are waiting on the touchline including Zlatan Ibrahimovich and his crutches
United fans in fine voice, this will be massive for both the club and the city as a whole
4 minutes added time! Surely United have won this?
SUBSTITUTION: 559th appearance for the club, club captain Wayne Rooney comes on for Juan Mata for the final few minutes.
Will it be his last in a United shirt?
Ajax go straight up the other end but the shot is straight at Romero
Lingard goes through on goal after a wonderful pass from Pogba but he can't quite get his shot away and it rolls through to Onana
SUBSTITUTION: Marcus Rashford comes off and the pacey Anthony Martial takes to the field
Less than ten minutes of normal time remaining and Martial is warming up, his energy could be vital to United holding on
This is rather unfortunate for Onana...BT graphics guys having some fun
When you fart BT graphics: pic.twitter.com/VW5EMBDwwr— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 24, 2017
Little bit of scuffling as Juan Mata booked for a nasty late challenge.
Wayne Rooney is warming up on the sideline and gets involved to break it up.
Man United make their first change, Jessie Lingard comes on for goalscorer Henrik Mkhitaryan
Straight at the wall, might have even hit an Ajax player. Poor effort after all the waiting
Ajax have a free-kick on the edge of the area, the wall is huge!
SUBSTITUTION: Second change of the evening for Ajax, Donny van de Beek replaces Lasse Schone.
A little harsh, but he has been fantastic tonight
Good to see Chris Smalling has finally found his level. Under 21's. pic.twitter.com/ur0k0DnGY9— BigSport (@BigSportGB) May 24, 2017
Rashford goes down wanting a foul given, but the referee ignores him, if he had stayed on his feet he could've have a chance to wrap the game up
Ajax have been largely disappointing so far, would've hoped they would have created something at least
Gorgeous cross comes in Pogba but Fellaini doesn't get enough power on the header and the keeper saves
SUBSTITUTION: Kasper Dolberg, who has barely had a touch, comes off and David Neres is on for Ajax
Just one shot on target all game from Ajax and it was straight at the keeper. They need to start turning this possession into chances if they're going to make a game of this
He will be a popular man in Manchester!
Think he enjoyed that one? pic.twitter.com/l0sROQBR7g— Sport360° (@Sport360) May 24, 2017
What a goal!
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored 6 Europa League goals this season.— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 24, 2017
Great overhead kick. Advantage Man Utd! 👊 pic.twitter.com/KOp97JsPKI
United fans are in a real party mood, fantastic atmosphere
Now they've got the breathing space surely we will see United shut up shop?
Chris Smalling heads it down at a corner and Henrik Mkhitaryan acrobatically puts it in the back of the next inside the six-yard box
GOAL! Mkhitaryan doubles United's lead
Ajax were kept waiting a little bit by United, but we're back underway!
Teams are on their way out, here we go!
Smalling and Blind look like they aren't letting anybody past, Ajax might need to switch things up tactically to break them down
As Ajax struggle to create chances they might need to switch things up a bit, Dolberg is totally isolated, just 10 touches for him in the first half, the fewest of any player on the pitch
Too soon BT?
BT advertising the Super Cup on the 8th of August. I don't even know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow lads, give it a rest.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 24, 2017
While those in Stockholm will endulge in wonderful food in the press box, BT Sport's YouTube stream has allowed the blog to be updated from back home, I'm not sure my fridge will have as many delights.
Manchester United 1-0 Ajax
Paul Pogba's deflected shot gives Man United the lead at half time. Ajax have struggled to create chances and United are arguably lucky to be ahead.
Hope for a more open second half but can't see Mourinho letting that happen
Just the one minute added time. Mourinho will be delighted with this half
Traore breaks into the box but fouls Darmian, still no real chances for the Dutch side
Bertrand Traore's hair is fantastic, but surely it affects his heading ability?
Here is the goal that gave United the lead!
Fantastic of BT to share the goals on Twitter for free, enjoyed their coverage so far tonight.
Paul Pogba gives Man Utd the lead!— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) May 24, 2017
The most expensive footballer of all-time delivers in the final pic.twitter.com/fSi3NusZnZ
Answering his critics?
Matthijs De Ligt: "I've never seen a bag of money score a goal"— BigSport (@BigSportGB) May 24, 2017
Ruud Gullit: "He's made no impression at all in England"
Pogba is very much up for this, working hard defensively and going forwards. Worth the money?
KIT WATCH: It's slightly irritating how Man United's shorts are a slightly different shade of blue. Why do manufacturers do this!?
Ajax growing into this game but can't break through the tough defence. Will Mourinho park his bus?
I don't know why, but the only goalkeeper I trust that wears short sleeves is Iker Casillas, Onana doesn't look right
Corner comes in from Ajax but doesn't reach any of the players in the area and it's a goal-kick to Manchester United
Edge of the area, Paul Pogba's shot is massively deflected and loops over the keeper
GOOOALLLL! Man United take the lead! Pogba scores!
Ajax on the attack but the shot is straight at Romero, he'll be happy with that all night
Another stray long ball from Paul Pogba, one of them will come off soon maybe...
Manchester United happy to let Ajax have the ball amongst the back four but as soon as they try to go forward, Mourinho's men are right in their face
Man United have had much more of the ball so far, Ajax struggling to get out of their own half
Marcus Rashford finds the ball at his feet in the penalty area but he is closed down before he gets the chance to get a shot away
We are underway! Pogba has an early effort but it is sent wide!
PRE MATCH ACTION:
A minute's silence for those who lost their lives in Manchester on Monday night
KIT WATCH: Ajax are in their classic White and red, is there a sexier kit in Europe? Manchester United are in their familiar change colours of all blue, they've won before in Europe in these colours!
The teams are on their way out! Not long now!
This is amazing! Wonder if Man United fans will sing some Bob Marley back?
Ajax fans with the brilliant 'Three Little Birds' 🐥🐥🐥 pic.twitter.com/ugtRu82Dmo— BigSport (@BigSportGB) May 24, 2017
"If Manchester United win this trophy, they're not just representing Manchester, and England as a whole" - Rio Ferdinand
I bet United fans wish they had these guys at the back tonight!
15 minutes until kick-off! BT Sport's coverage has been fantastic so far, enjoying seeing the fans fill up behind the pundits.
Manchester United make their way in to get kitted up and have one final chat with their manager
Could we see a repeat 22 years on!?
Justin Kluivert starts on the bench, just as his father Patrick did in the 1995 Champions League final. He then came on + got the winner.— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) May 24, 2017
"What I'm expecting is a big match" - Jose Mourinho
Following the tragic events in Manchester this week, Jose Mourinho has said it has made preparing for the match more difficult
Lots of people enjoying the YouTube live stream then!
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Who do we have winning this one? #EuropaLeagueFinal— Sports Gazette (@SportsGazette) May 24, 2017
I wonder who they're supporting?
He's not playing but he's in the building!
This is the attitude from a lot of Manchester United fans, does this undervalue the competition?
Great interview with Marcus Rashford from Des Kelly on BT Sport...He made his Manchester United debut in the Europa League
Will he be the star tonight!?
The youngest ever team in a European final! Can this youthful Ajax team win tonight?
The teams are in! David De Gea on the bench and Antonio Valencia captains the Manchester United side
Brilliant stream so far from BT Sport, Jake Humphrey speaks to Henrik Larsson, Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen