Pogba: Man United silenced critics

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Paul Pogba said he felt Manchester United had silenced its critics after beating Ajax 2-0 in Thursday's (AEST) UEFA Europa League final.

United had to settle for sixth place in the Premier League table after a difficult season, but the victory in Stockholm saw the Red Devils lift a third trophy this term after its Community Shield and EFL Cup successes.

Pogba opened the scoring with a deflected shot in the 18th minute, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the match to bed early in the second half.

France international Pogba believed United had robbed the critics of ammunition after it sealed UEFA Champions League qualification.

"We did it. We are very proud. Nobody can talk," Pogba said.

"They said we had a bad season but we have three trophies.

"The start was important and after the goals we controlled the game.

"It was a great performance from everybody in the team."

United's success comes just two days after the terror attack that claimed 22 lives at Manchester Arena and Pogba said his team-mates wanted to win to honour the victims

"These things are terrible all over the world, in London and in Paris," he added.

"We went out focused to win and we won for Manchester and the country."