Pogba: I'd be very happy if Juve won Champions League

Manchester United secured their spot in the group stages of next season's Champions League as they brushed aside a young Ajax side at Stockholm's Friends Arena to win the Europa League for the very first time in their illustrious history.

"We played for the people who died", Pogba told BT Sport.

"This happened in Manchester but everywhere we need to have a united world to fight for peace and no more attacks and deaths please". We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country.

"If we could we would change people's life for this cup - we would not think twice".

"I think United gave the city a lift and I think that was what it was about".

The win earned United the bonus prize of a place in next season's Champions League and meant coach Jose Mourinho finished his first season at England's biggest club with two trophies.United also won the English League Cup in February.

"So if I say something about my finals - not just European finals but other finals - where I won some and lost some, something that is always present on my teams is we are always very humble".

Mata, like his team-mates, dedicated the triumph to the city he calls home, saying Europa League success meant more than winning the World Cup, European Championship or Champions League given the circumstances.

Peter Bosz's effervescent team caused United some uncomfortable moments, but without ever threatening to pull off an upset.

The Red Devils boss guided his team to a tactically shrewd win over Ajax and he wasted little time in rounding on his detractors. "We're all proud of them, it was a great achievement".

Ajax hogged the ball for the rest of the match but rarely looked like getting past United, who saw the game out to preserve Mourinho's 100 percent record in European finals and deliver the continental trophy missing from their collection.

"I thought the game was boring".

But Ajax were disappointing against a United side which defended smartly to stifle their opponents.

Pogba took on a weak defence to break the deadlock for Manchester United on 18 minutes.

From Marouane Fellainis lay-off, the French midfielder let fly with a left-foot shot that flicked off Davinson Sanchezs left foot and looped past Ajaxs helplessly wrong-footed goalkeeper Andre Onana.

United have played hard matches before.