Jose Mourinho’s gamble paid off and his Manchester United side have lifted the Europa League, completing a cup double and earning a cheeky Champions League spot to boot. Not bad for a “poor season” was it? Although the final score on Wednesday night was Man Utd 2-0 Ajax, you could also read that as Man Utd 42-41 Liverpool, as the club have now overtaken their rivals as the most trophy-laden outfit in English football. Indeed, Old Trafford has moved to the top of the priority client lists of cabinet-makers nationwide who will be hoping their silverware-heavy storage unit collapses soon.
OCD completists across Manchester will already be drooling at the fact they’ve just won the one artefact missing from their collection and it gets even better for them as the Red Devils have just joined a very exclusive club. They are now one of only 5 sides to win the Champions League, the UEFA Cup/Europa League and the super-shiny-and-totally-rare European Cup Winner’s Cup. For the record the others are Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Juventus and their opponents from Wednesday’s final; Ajax.
Watch the video below to see how Man Utd managed to overhaul the huge deficit of silverware between them and their bitter rivals in just 27 years.