Expectedly, the mood remains sober as Manchester mourned Monday's terror attack.
United's players wore black armbands, while chants of "Manchester" rang out from their fans as reminders of the attack were everywhere at the Friends Arena in Sweden. And they achieved it in style, beating Dutch team Ajax 2-0 in a commanding manner. "Big clubs that me as a player love to play, so I feel really proud to have won my first European trophy with United - but hopefully it is the first of many".
Spain worldwide Juan Mata said: "We have won a trophy the club has never won, so we are really happy. [It was] a big night for United but an even bigger night for the city and our country". "We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are obviously very happy, especially because the way we played the final". "True. But I can say good luck to my former team-mates".
In 559 appearances for United since 2004/05, Rooney hit 253 goals and is the club's all-time record scorer ahead of the legendary Bobby Charlton. Two consecutive defeats after that great run ended their top-four aspirations too.
And Mourinho described 2016-17 as his "most difficult" season in football, before posting an image to Instagram highlighting just how tough the club have had it in the Premier League and Europe. He wanted the team to concentrate on the Europa League instead of league standings and was ready to face the flak from the purists. And thanks to a starting lineup costing almost €300 million, the Red Devils will be returning to Europe's greatest competition.
Southgate, who announced the squad to face Scotland on June 10 and France three days later, said: "The Scotland game is one of football's great fixtures". He followed the win with a blink-and-you-miss-it press conference, which lasted just few seconds.
What's more, United had never before won the Europa League, or the competition commonly considered its predecessor, the UEFA Cup.
Jose Mourinho has labelled Manchester United's Europa League triumph as "the most important trophy" of his career, while adding he was happy to call time on a season that was perhaps his most hard as a manager.