Okay, so for any Manchester United fans out there, this match is certainly a big one. After a disappointing Premier League campaign that resulted in a sixth place finish, the Red Devils have one last chance to bag themselves a place in next season’s Champions League. It’s not often that the success of an entire season comes down to one game, but that is clearly the case here.
The Europa League Final kicks-off a week of massive football cup finals- with the Champions League, FA Cup and Championship play-offs all coming to a close in what’s going to be an absolutely crucial 10 days or so. Due to the fact that there’s so much riding on United’s last 90 minutes of this campaign, we’re betting it’s going to be a real nail-biter.
Well, the last thing you want is to end up watching the biggest game of the season at home on your living room sofa. Instead, you should be craving the electricity of a buzzing atmosphere, the taste of a cold pint and the chance to create some real memories. By heading on down to Barca with a few mates, you’ll be guaranteeing yourself a night to remember-regardless of the score!
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made no secret of the fact that he has been prioritising the Europa League over the Premiership for the past few months- and you can certainly see that in his domestic team selections. Last weekend against Crystal Palace, Mourinho fielded the youngest side in United history, as well as offering a debut to Angel Gomes- who is now the first ever Premier League player to be born after the year 2000.
But United have arguably played a dangerous game in effectively putting all of their eggs in one basket, since a top four finish was certainly expected by most fans at the start of the campaign. A victory for United would see them lift their second piece of major silverware this season, however defeat will leave them with a Capital One Cup and a sixth place finish, signalling a very disappointing season.
However, it’s undeniable that United have been hampered by injuries and suspensions over the last few months, and that’s why Mourinho has been forced to focus solely on Europe. Their opponents Ajax, on the other hand, will be coming into this game feeling fresh after a lengthy break, and will be full of confidence after finally establishing themselves once again on the European stage.
Manchester United vs Ajax certainly has a nice ring to it, and these are two absolutely massive clubs with a lot of history within European competition. With so much riding on the result and the sheer quality on the pitch, this should be an absolute cracker!
Barca will be showing the game in our dedicated Hucknall Suite and promise an absolutely killer atmosphere, so head on down for the best bar in Manchester for a night to remember!