"I feel really, really sorry for them", said United manager Jose Mourinho, whose first reaction at fulltime was to console rival manager Eduardo Berizzo rather than celebrate with his players or United fans.
'Hopefully Crystal Palace don't need (anything from) the last game because I am going to make a lot of changes.
"They support each other all the time".
"If we win the trophy, David wins the trophy because he played three matches against Feyenoord and against Fenerbahce".
Leicester City pulled off one of the most outrageous shocks in sporting history by scooping the 2015/16 Premier League title, but they were never close to defending their crown this season.
Mourinho hailed his players for the attitude they showed as they came through to seal a spot in a final he feels can be a "perfect" end to the season, with Champions League football on offer for the victor in Stockholm.
However, Mourinho said he realised the media, and some United supporters, may see it that way.
Mourinho has made no secret of his desire to win the Europa League (and the Champions League qualification that comes with the title), and his Premier League selections might become increasingly unusual as he seeks to rest and protect the players he wants for the final against Ajax.
United's Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini opened the scoring for the hosts in the 17th minute when he headed home a perfectly placed cross from Marcus Rashford at the Old Trafford stadium, reports Efe. Now the team gets a chance to complete the set of European trophies. Harry Kane has scored against 23 of the 25 clubs he's faced with Tottenham in the Premier League - though he's yet to score in six appearances against Manchester United.
Ajax secured a place in the Europa League Semis despite a 3-1 loss to Lyon, having won 4-1 in the first leg at home (5-4 on aggregate).
John Guidetti has finally taken to social media after missing that sitter against Manchester United on Thursday.
"They are a very good team, very risky when they play away and we will need our fans at home". "I have no words for it".
Even though they ended on losing side, Lyon put on a strong fight with Alexandre Lacazette's brace and Rachid Ghezzal's header.