Mkhitaryan will find that losing EL final ‘not an option’ for United
Henrikh Mkhitaryan will find that Manchester United has no other choice than next Wednesday’s Europa League final win at the expense of Ajax.
“There is only one option and that is win,” said the 28-year-old Mkhitaryan Saturday against Sky Sports.
“Winning is very important to us, not only so that we have a cup, but also because we have our place for the Champions League. And Manchester United is not a club that three years in a row in the Europa League plays.”
The ‘Mancunians’ played in the season 2015/2016 for the last time in the miljoenenbal. The team of the then manager Louis van Gaal, who came through a group with PSV and had to be further in the Europa League.
Last season set United for the Champions League and also this year the English football club is no longer using the league to qualify for the main European tournament.
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A victory at Ajax on Wednesday in Stockholm is the only possibility to have a Champions League ticket to earn.
“It is one of the most important race of my life,” says Mkhitaryan, who last summer for 42 million euros from Borussia Dortmund moved to Manchester. “I want this opportunity not to lose it. I just think to win this contest and I know that we are able to do so.”
The Armenian attacker, this season, good for five goals in ten Europa League matches, however, Ajax was a formidable opponent.
“I have a number of match of Ajax looking at and they have a young team with individually good players. And they play very aggressive, they try to play football they used to play.”
The Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United begins Wednesday at 20.45 hours at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. The first European final battle of Amsterdam, in 21 years, is led by the Slovenian arbitrator Damir Skomina.
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