Manchester United ended their season on Wednesday by winning the Europa League title, and that victory has been reflected in the competition’s squad of the season.
In all, eight of Jose Mourinho’s side are named in the eighteen-man panel decided on by “UEFA Techincal Observers”, in a lineup that also includes three players from beaten finalists Ajax.
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) May 25, 2017
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero (backup to David De Gea in the league but first choice in Europe), defenders Eric Bailly, Daley Blind and Antonio Valencia, midfielders Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic were all deemed to be among the best players from this year’s competition.
Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt, Amin Younes and Bertrand Traore also made the cut, as did rumoured Arsenal and Atletico Madrid target Alexandre Lacazette and new Monaco signing Youri Tielemans.
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season:
Goalkeepers: Sergio Alvarez (Celta Vigo), Sergio Romero (Manchester United)
Defenders: Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind (Manchester United), Gustavo Cabral (Celta Vigo), Jeremy Morel (Lyon), Mattijs de Ligt (Ajax)
Midfielders: Pablo Hernandez (Celta Vigo), Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht) Corentin Tolisso (Lyon), Amin Younes (Ajax)
Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Bertrand Traore (Ajax)
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