Solskjær: Manchester United ‘did not turn up’ for Europa League final – Europa League | The Guardian

  • Villarreal win trophy after penalty shootout marathon
  • Manager says season cannot be considered a ‘success’

Ole Gunnar Solskjær declared Manchester United’s season was unsuccessful after his team “didn’t turn up” for their Europa League final against Villarreal.

United were beaten 11-10 in a remarkable penalty shootout that featured 21 converted spot-kicks before goalkeeper David de Gea’s final attempt was saved by his opposite number, Gerónimo Rulli. His stop ensured United’s four-year wait for silverware continues and brought Villarreal their first trophy from their first major final. It also made Unai Emery the most decorated coach in the competition with four triumphs.

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