'What I was saying was probably something they told me before the match.
A year to the day after losing the Israeli cup final with Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Ajax coach joked that he meant to talk to the footballing authorities about the date of the final.
"We want peace in the world - a normal world with respect".
"Yesterday we didn't want to have the press conference because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to forget events which are much more important than our job", he said referrring to the decision to cancel the news conference.
The Portuguese manager said that the Manchester suicide bomb attack incident took away some happiness from their feat and that they would not think twice to change the cup for people's lives.
Of course the Champions League is bigger than the Europa League but that's the last trophy and the last trophy is one where feelings are under the skin, obviously a fantastic feeling.
"We have the honour of going to the European Super Cup to play the Champions League victor".
"It's just a football game, just a trophy, but if we can support them with this just 1%, it's enough for us". We all wanted to win.
EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs had been tempered by stumbling home sixth in the Premier League, meaning lifting the Europa League was their only way of qualifying for the Champions League.
"The motivation is always big when you put a United shirt on, because we represent the greatest club in England one of the biggest in the world", added Herrera.
"We focused on the football match, which I think we played really well and the boys deserve this moment". It was not like United totally outplayed us and created chance after chance.
Similarly Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Manchester, observed: "It gave the city some cheer in hard times".
"I said last time (in March) that he was a bit short of matches ― he's had some matches now but we've got players that have done really, really well for us in Adam Lallana and Dele Alli".