Maverick Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho seemed very certain of his team’s victory in Wednesday’s Europa Cup final that he does not believe that opponents, Ajax Amsterdam deserved to be in the competition in the first place.
Sports Village Square gathered from South Africa-based online publication, Omnisport that Ajax should even be in the competition.
The two teams meet next Wednesday in Stockholm with UEFA’s second biggest club trophy up for grabs.
But Mourinho disagrees with the system that sees sides drop out of the Champions League – like Ajax did in the play-off round – and join the Europa League along with clubs like Manchester United who start off in the tournament.
“They are a Champions League team, they come from the Champions League,” Mourinho told reporters ahead of Sunday’s Premier League game at home to Crystal Palace.
“I always disagree with it; I don’t think a team should play in two European competitions in the same season.
“I think if a team goes to the Champions League and doesn’t qualify they should go home.
“The Europa League is for team who has been in it since the beginning, like us. We finished fifth and went to the Europa League.”