MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 16: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United walks towards the tunnel after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on April 16, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester United manager believes that Ajax should not partake in the Europa League final as they lost in this seasons Champions League.

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It can be simply expressed that Jose Mourinho just doesn’t think that Ajax should even be in the competition, especially not the Europa League final.

The Red Devils will be facing off Ajax next week Wednesday in Stockholm, where they have the second biggest UEFA trophy up for grabs

Champions League drop outs like Ajax, who then join the Europa League is simply unacceptable for Mourinho, a system he cannot agree with.


Mourinho is quoted by reporters before Sundays Match against Crystal Palace: “They are a Champions League team, they come from the Champions League,”

“I always disagree with it, I don’t think a team should play in two European competitions in the same season.”


“I think if a team goes to the Champions League and doesn’t qualify they should go home.”


“The Europa League is for team who have been in it since the beginning, like us. We finished fifth and went to the Europa League.”


Mourinho might disagree with Ajax joining the UEFA cup but states that Ajax has good qualities and their progress is no shock.


“I wasn’t surprised, I really don’t know why you are surprised they reached the final,” he said.


“The age of players isn’t important, the quality is important. I think Ajax make the right investments at the right times.


“Ajax has a very good scouting and education system. These talented players don’t arrive at Ajax by accident.


“I don’t know [Ajax boss Peter Bosz] too well, but when I see Ajax play I think he has done fantastic work.”

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