Fosu-Mensah: “Europe League United also feel like my cup’
Timothy Fosu-Mensah finds it a pity that he Wednesday, the entire Europa League final against Ajax from the bench had to watch, though the Manchester United defender after the final whistle in Stockholm not more involved.
“Of course I had minutes want to make. I’m not for nothing a footballer. But at the moment that the cup was indoors, I was happy. The best feeling ever,” said the Dutch jeugdinternational, that his team with 2-0 saw win of Ajax against NUsport.
In earlier rounds of the Europe League season came Fosu-Mensah to play. He came under the trainer José Mourinho to four European games and also played four times in the Premier League.
“I’ve made my contribution and so feel this also as my cup”, Fosu-Mensah, who, three years ago the youth academy of Ajax, exchanged for that of United. “A number of boys of Ajax, I know, even back then. They have a good, young and fresh team. We had ninety minutes of focus to Ajax to beat and that we were.”
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While his previous club, virtually nothing created in the Friends Arena, saw Fosu-Mensah United already after seventeen minutes through Paul Pogba lead after Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the final shortly after rest is already as good as decided.
“We had almost the whole race control” will realize, Fosu-Mensah. “All of us have fantastic played. What made the difference? The Premier League is physically tougher than the Eredivisie and in a few moments you saw that also in the competition.”
Despite his limited playing time in Manchester says Fosu-Mensah also not concerned with a departure or a rental. “I train here with top players and I learn every day. And I am only nineteen years old. My chance will come.”
Europa League final Ajax-Manchester United
Ajax started the Europa League final against Manchester United with André Onana and Bertrand Traoré.
Prior to the final between was a minute’s silence held for the victims of the attack in Manchester.
Ajax lost the final battle against Manchester United with 2-0.
For Manchester United, meant the after the League Cup and the Community Shield, the third prize of this season.
Paul Pogba opened in the eighteenth minute, the score for United.
Ajax had it in the first half will be difficult to United. The Locals had a lot of possession, but were hardly dangerous.
United-goalkeeper Sergio Romero did for peace, only serious action on a shot by Bertrand Traoré.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled just after resting in the lead for the English.
In the second half, managed Ajax, there is barely a hole in the defense of the United to find.
Marouane Fellaini was close to 3-0 for the team of José Mourinho.
Disappointment at Ajax after the end of the finale.
Ajax-supporters in the Friends Arena.
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