Ander Herrera has admitted it was difficult for the Manchester United players to train in the build up to the Europa League final after the terrorist attack that devastated Manchester on Monday.
Jose Mourinho has labelled Manchester United's Europa League triumph as "the most important trophy" of his career, while adding he was happy to call time on a season that was perhaps his most difficult as a manager.
Manchester United pulled together in their city's time of darkness, showing no little skill and spirit to overcome Ajax and win the Europa League.
Ajax secured a place in their first European final for 21 years after surviving a huge scare in Lyon.
Manchester United are just one win away from Champions League qualification after booking their place in the Europa League final with a 1-1 draw on the night and 2-1 aggregate victory over Celta Vigo.
Marcus Rashford's splendid free kick secured Manchester United a hard-fought win at Celta Vigo to edge Jose Mourinho's men closer to the Europa League final.
Bertrand Traore scored twice as Ajax ran out comprehensive 4-1 winners in a pulsating Europa League semifinal first-leg clash against Lyon at Amsterdam Arena.
Manchester United will play Celta Vigo in the Europa League semifinals, with Ajax playing Lyon in the other tie.
Marcus Rashford sent Manchester United into the Europa League semifinals after Anderlecht took Jose Mourinho's side to extra-time in a breathless encounter.
Ten-man Ajax booked their place in the semifinals of the Europa League after a 4-3 aggregate win against Schalke.
Pione Sisto's solo goal sealed Celta Vigo's place in the Europa League semifinals as the Spaniards edged out Genk.
Lyon booked their place in the Europa League semifinals following a 7-6 sudden-death penalty shootout victory against Besiktas on Thursday night.
Celta Vigo recovered from an early deficit to claim a 3-2 win from the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal against Genk at Balaidos.
Ajax are in pole position to reach the semifinals of the Europa League after claiming a dominant 2-0 victory over Schalke in the first leg of their last-eight clash.
Jeremy Morel sealed Lyon's last-gasp comeback in a dramatic Europa League quarter-final first leg tie with Besiktas, which had risked being postponed due to crowd disturbances.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck on Manchester United's Europa League travels yet again, but Leander Dendoncker's late header leaves the quarterfinal clash with Anderlecht finely-poised.
Manchester United will play Belgian club Anderlecht in the Europa League quarterfinals.
Schalke booked their spot in the quarterfinals via the away goals rule after rallying for a 2-2 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach.
A Juan Mata goal gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over Rostov at Old Trafford to send them into the Europa League quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory on aggregate.
Roma recovered from a poor start to lead 2-1 at half-time, but crumbled after the break for a 4-2 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.
Manchester United scored an important away goal as they earned a 1-1 draw against FC Rostov in their Europa League round-of-16 first leg.
Tottenham paid the price for a Dele Alli horror-tackle as Mauricio Pochettino's side drew 2-2 with Gent and crashed out of the Europa League last 32.
Lyon trounced AZ Alkmaar 7-1 to win their Europa League last-32 tie 11-2 on aggregate, while Borussia Monchengladbach staged a comeback to knock out Fiorentina.
Manchester United wrapped up a commanding 4-0 aggregate Europa League victory over St Etienne, winning 1-0 in the away leg thanks to an early Henrikh Mkhitaryan goal and easing into the round of 16.
Edin Dzeko's hat trick helped Roma run out 4-0 winners against Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first Manchester United hat trick saw off St Etienne as Jose Mourinho's men took control of this Europa League round-of-32 tie.
A below-par Tottenham Hotspur lost the first leg of their Europa League round-of-32 game against Gent 1-0 in Belgium.
Manchester United will take on St Etienne in the Europa League's round of 32, while Tottenham Hotspur will face Gent and Villarreal have been drawn against Roma.
Celta Vigo claimed their place in the last 32 of the Europa League with a straightforward 2-0 win over Panathinaikos in Athens.
Manu Trigueros scored a superb late winner as Villarreal reached the Europa League knockout stages with a nervy 2-1 victory over 10-man Steaua Bucharest.
Burnley's European adventure came to an end on Friday as the Premier League side crashed out of the Europa League playoff round with a 1-1 draw against Olympiakos.
Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw by Lithuanian side Suduva Marijampole in the first leg of their Europa League play-off at the ARVI Futbolo Arena.
Antoine Griezmann struck twice as Atletico Madrid powered past Marseille to lift their third Europa League title in nine years.
Atletico Madrid advanced to the Europe League final 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the Wanda Metropolitano on Thursday.
Marseille scored a dramatic extra-time decider against Red Bull Salzburg to earn a Europa League final showdown with Atletico Madrid in Lyon on May 16.
If Arsene Wenger's Arsenal finale is to be a Europa League final in Lyon his side will have to do it the hard way after surrendering a well-deserved lead to draw against 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their semi-final.
Florian Thauvin put Marseille within touching distance of a place in the UEFA Europa League final with a controversial opener as his side beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome.
Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid later this month in their first appearance in the Europa League semifinals since 2000.
Marseille stunned RB Leipzig 4-2 in a thrilling Europa League quarterfinal second leg at the Orange Velodrome on Thursday evening to secure a 5-3 aggregate victory.
Red Bull Salzburg came from behind to earn a stunning 4-1 victory that secured an unlikely Europa League semifinal berth at the expense of Lazio.
Arsenal edged into the semifinals of the Europa League, but only after surviving a major scare as CSKA Moscow threatened a memorable comeback.
Atletico Madrid overcame a scare to see off the challenge of a fired-up Sporting Lisbon and book their place in the semifinals of the Europa League.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette each scored twice as Mesut Ozil put on a Europa League masterclass to overwhelm CSKA Moscow and all but book Arsenal's place in the semifinals.
Timo Werner pounced in first-half injury time as RB Leipzig edged the first leg of their quarter-final against Marseille.
Two goals in two second-half minutes helped Lazio beat Salzburg 4-2 and take control of their Europa League quarter-final.
Koke scored after 23 seconds to set Atletico Madrid on their way to a routine 2-0 win over Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal.
Arsenal will play Russian club CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinals as they look to win the Europa League for the first time and seal a place in next season's Champions League.
Danny Welbeck scored twice against AC Milan to toast his England recall by sending Arsenal into the last eight of the Europa League.
Fernando Torres scored twice as Europa League favourites Atletico Madrid hammered Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in Russia to advance to the quarterfinal stage.
Valon Berisha scored twice as Salzburg earned a 2-1 win away to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie on Thursday.
Arsenal eased to victory over AC Milan to move towards a place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League and end a run of four consecutive defeats in the process.
Atletico Madrid grabbed a sizable advantage over Lokomotiv Moscow by earning a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 clash on Thursday.
Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.
Kevin Gameiro scored Atletico Madrid's only goal as a 1-0 win over Copenhagen was enough to advance from the Europa League round of 32 on the back of a big victory last week.
Serie A leaders Napoli were knocked out on away goals despite a 2-0 win away to RB Leipzig on Thursday.
Arsenal survived a major scare to secure their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League despite suffering an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Ostersund.
Borussia Dortmund made nervous work of their Europa League second leg against Atalanta in a 1-1 draw that saw the Bundesliga side reach the round of 16 courtesy of a 4-3 aggregate final.
Italian leaders Napoli suffered a surprise 3-1 home defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig as Timo Werner scored twice.
Celtic defeated Zenit St Petersburg 1-0 at Hampden Park in the first leg of their Europa League.
Michy Batshuayi scored twice, including a late winner, to rally Borussia Dortmund to a 3-2 win over Atalanta in their opening game of the Europe League knockout stage.