This preview sees Ajax and Manchester United face off in the Europa League Final. With Manchester United desperate to secure Champions League football next season.

Ajax vs Manchester United – Wednesday 24th May 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sport 1

Ajax are 18/5 with Kasper Dolberg at 6/1 to score first.

Ajax face Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, with both sides bidding to win their first Europa League Final.

The Dutch side come into this match on the back of a 3-1 away win against Willem II, an excellent way to end the season.

Kasper Dolberg (38) opened the scoring for Ajax eight minutes before the interval, with a right footed shot.

Davinson Sanchez (48) doubled the visitors lead just three minutes after the restart, scoring with a header.

Davy Klaassen made it three just after the hour mark (66), with Ajax fully assured of the three points.

Jari Schuurman did give some respectability to the scoreline (82), with the home side grabbing a consolation goal.

Runners Up

The win against Willem II ensures that they finish runners-up in the Eredivisie, just one point behind Feyenoord.

They have won three and lost three during the last six matches, with the defeat home to PSV costing them dearly.

Ajax come into this Final on the back of a tough two matches against Lyon, where they ultimately prevailed 5-4 on aggregate.

They will be disappointed with their away performance though, having lost 4-1 in their last Europa League match.

Dutchmen Underdogs

The match against United sees Ajax emerge as underdogs, with Mourinho's men finding favor with the bookies.

They face a United side who are under immense pressure, this match will define both this and next season.

Ajax will be looking to make it two wins in three matches against United, having won the last encounter 2-1.

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Final Day Win

Manchester United come into the match on the back of a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, a good home result for United.

Jose Mourinho named a youthful United side ahead of this vital fixture, with many of them looking to impress.

Youngster Josh Harrop (15), opened the scoring for United on his first team debut, with a fine run and finish from 12 yards.

Paul Pogba doubled United's advantage just four minutes later (19), with the midfielder returning after the death of his father.

It was the youngest ever United side fielded in the Premier League, with the average age just 22 years and 284 days old.

Massive Match

Manchester United have been in mixed form of late, but that win gives them some vital momentum coming into this match.

United have lost two, won two and drawn two of their last six matches, with this fixture the priority for Mourinho now.

They come into this final having seen off the threat of Celta Vigo, with United prevailing by 2-1 over the two legs.

United's season hinges entirely on this result, with failure to win costing them a Champions League spot for the second successive season.

Manchester United Favourites

Despite their mixed recent form, Manchester United come into this match as favourites.

This will be a tough fixture for Jose Mourinho's side, with all of the pressure on United in this fixture.

The Red Devils will be looking to register a second win against Ajax, and in doing so secure their first ever Europa League title.

Man United are 17/20 with Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney at 9/2 to open the scoring.


Ajax vs Manchester United Odds

Tip 1 – Martial to score first @ 6/1

Tip 2 – United to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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