Rooney 'more or less' decided on Manchester United future

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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the people of the city and said the team's success in winning soccer's Europa League gave everyone a lift following Monday's deadly terror attack.

Meanwhile United fans thanked their historic rivals for the shows of support and solidarity in a night which secures the Red Devils Champions League football for next season.

A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he didn't want to win the Europa League. As the trophy was awarded, he encouraged the players to hold three fingers in the air, with the boss including the FA Community Shield in his trophy tally for the season, much to the irritation of rival supporters.

Sidelined with a knee injury, Ibrahimovic watched on as United claimed a 2-0 win over Ajax in Wednesday's final in his native Sweden.

Mourinho said the players did well to block out the tragedy and focus on the game.

"Mourinho hates losing, during the week he tried to motivate the team as well as he could, focusing on not committing any errors, we didn't make any mistakes and we played well", Mata told reporters.

"For me, it's the most important trophy of my career", said Mourinho, who is never shy of hyperbole. We come without the happiness that we should bring with us because when you come for these big matches, you go happy, you go proud and we didn't.

The France midfielder, who first came to United at the age of 16 before leaving for Juventus, put his side ahead with a hopeful low shot from the edge of the area. "We have three trophies so enjoy it now", he added.

All five team have also won the UEFA Super Cup. Manchester United still have a great game after the break. All the players who played today learnt a lot. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? I make my final respect the strength of the opponent and understand their weakness so if I say something about my finals, something about my team is they are always humble. "This night would have been incredible for him if he had been on the pitch in his hometown, on the pitch where he played before he left Sweden".

Other areas that need strengthening are left back, central midfield, and potentially centre back.

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