Europa League Final: Ajax v Man United - All you need to know

Sport360 staff 19:04 23/05/2017
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Ajax face Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Having missed out on Champions League qualification through the Premier League after finishing sixth, Jose Mourinho’s side will be determined to make it into Europe’s elite competition by winning their first ever Europa title.

Ajax are in the hunt for their second Europa title and pose a significant threat.

Here’s all you need to know about the clash.

WHEN IS THE EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL?

The final is on Wednesday, May 24, at 10:45PM GST.

WHERE IS IT BEING PLAYED?

The Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

WHERE TO WATCH

beIN SPORTs

FORM

Manchester United – WDLDL

Ajax – WLWWL

TEAM NEWS

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is suspended for the final.

The Ivory Coast defender was handed a straight red card towards the end of the semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo – a match back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero started, just as he will in Stockholm after Jose Mourinho confirmed he would play instead of David De Gea.

A serious knee injury prevents Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing in his home country, while Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are long-term absentees. Marouane Fellaini (hamstring) and Chris Smalling (toe) trained on the eve of the match after sitting out the Premier League finale against Crystal Palace.

Provisional squad: Romero, De Gea, Pereira, Valencia, Tuanzebe, Fosu-Mensah, Jones, Mitchell, Smalling, Darmian, Blind, Herrera, Carrick, Mkhitaryan, McTominay, Harrop, Martial, Rashford, Rooney

Likely starting XI: Romero, Valencia, Jones, Blind, Darmian, Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lingard

AJAX

Left-backs Nick Viergever and Daley Sinkgraven are out of Ajax’s Europa League final against Manchester United.

Viergever is suspended and fellow defender Sinkgraven is out of Wednesday’s finale in Stockholm despite resuming training after a knee injury sustained six weeks ago.

Davy Klaassen will skipper Ajax on Wednesday, with Chelsea loanee Bertrand Traore set to line-up in attack.

Provisional squad: Onana, Boer, Alblas, Tete, Veltman, Sanchez, Westermann, de Ligt, Riedewald, Klaassen, Schone, de Jong, Ziyech, van de Beek, Nouri, Neres, Traore, Younes, Dolberg, Kluivert

Likely starting XI: Onana, Veltman, Sanchez, De Ligt, Riedewald, Klaassen, Schone, Ziyech, Traore, Dolberg, Younes

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