Episode 865: Man United Put Ajax Back In Their Box, Poets And Clean Sheets, Pogba Haters
Manchester United effectively boiled their season down to one game – and in the end the risk paid off, as they defeated Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final to secure qualification to the Champions League next year.
José Mourinho delivers Manchester United glory but pragmatism has limits | Jonathan Wilson https://t.co/8xSJuQhPio
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 25, 2017
Ken was there for us, and saw in United’s performance not the beginning of something special, but a portent of how they will play when up against the real giants of European football.
the final reminded me of this scene from “amadeus”. what can one say, but – mourinho! https://t.co/H9W1VKxCkS
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) May 24, 2017
Jonathan Wilson was also at the Friends Arena last night, and we all try and figure out what exactly the Football Men have against the under-performing but hugely talented Paul Pogba.
— UtdHQ (@UtdHQ) May 24, 2017
What we’re left with is a victory for Mourinho over the birthplace of the ‘total football’ tiki-taka style that he has aligned himself against his entire career, and the realisation that poets don’t win titles.
“There are many poets in football, but not many poets win titles” – José Mourinho pic.twitter.com/T1BQDjXTo4
— Waheed Vadi (@WaheedVadi) May 25, 2017
And there’s also time for grunge’s last stand, Jose’s three titles, Herrera the company man, some black swan talk, and the Man United battle tortoise.
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