United fans' expensive scramble for 9950 final tickets


Damir Skomina, an official Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho once labelled "weak and naive", will referee the Europa League final.

"We won a League Cup".

"It is a very hard season".

"The boys didn't play a phenomenal match but they fought, they gave everything they had to give and I'm really pleased for them because 14 matches and we are in the final so it's good", United head coach Jose Mourinho said, as reported by the club's website.

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In March, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli had the length of his suspension increased to three European club matches for his reckless tackle on Gent's Brecht Dejaegere in the Europa League.

Skomina has been an worldwide referee since 2003 and this season has officiated six matches in the Champions League - a competition in which the 40-year-old irked Mourinho in October 2015. "We possibly deserved to get through".

Romero has deputised for usual number one David de Gea in the Europa League, playing 11 games to the Spaniard's three, and Mourinho said there was "no dilemma" about who will start between the posts against Ajax. He accepts that because, especially, he has already played Europa League matches.

"So if he doesn't play the final, he has to play the remaining matches in the Premier League and give rest to some of the others". They are two fantastic goalkeepers. We're speaking about the Argentina national goalkeeper and Spain national goalkeeper.

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Mourinho has a decent record against the Dutch giants winning the six games hes managed against them, but he stated that his Dutch opponents will have better advantage with a longer recovery time than his side. I never saw a bad face, I always saw them supporting each other. "If everything goes normally, and we have no problems, Sergio plays in the final".

It is understood United have moved to maximise tickets for their fans by holding an event for staff at Old Trafford rather than taking them to Sweden.

Last year's final at Basel's St Jakob-Park, which has a capacity of 35,000, saw Liverpool and Sevilla allocated 10,236 tickets each.

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