12 May 2017

Man United and Ajax to meet in Europa League Final

9:45 am on 12 May 2017

Manchester United will meet Dutch side Ajax in this years Europa League Final after both clubs advanced from their semifinal matches this morning.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini Photo: AFP

Leading 1-0 from the first leg of the semi-final in Spain, United thought they had killed off the tie when Marouane Fellaini headed them in front after 17 minutes.

United sat back and allowed Celta to dominate possession but looked comfortable until Facundo Roncaglia headed the visitors level in the 85th minute, meaning another goal for the Spaniards could have put them through on away goals.

Tempers flared shortly afterwards with Roncaglia and United defender Eric Bailly sent off after a melee near the centre circle at Old Trafford.

John Guidetti had a chance to win the tie for Celta with the last kick of the game but failed to control the ball six metres from goal.

United survived the six minutes of stoppage time to squeeze through on aggregate.