Bet­ter than Liver­pool

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LONDON: Manch­ester United’s vic­tory on Wed­nes­day means they have now won more ma­jor tro­phies than any other English club, over­tak­ing ri­vals Liver­pool in the process.

The Red Devils beat Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League fi­nal at the Friends Arena in Stock­holm, thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Hen­rikh Mkhi­taryan.

And in do­ing so they claimed their 42nd ma­jor tro­phy — now one more than the Reds of Mersey­side have in their cab­i­net at An­field.

In their his­tory, United have claimed 20 league ti­tles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, three Euro­pean Cups and two other Euro­pean hon­ours to claim brag­ging rights over Liver­pool and the rest of Eng­land’s clubs.

Liver­pool, mean­while, have got their hands on 18 league ti­tles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, five Euro­pean Cups and three other Euro­pean hon­ours.

In win­ning in Swe­den, United also joined an elite group of teams to have won the Cham­pi­ons League, Europa League and Cup Winners’ Cup.

The only other clubs to have done so are Wed­nes­day’s op­po­nents Ajax, Ger­man giants Bay­ern Mu­nich, Serie A cham­pi­ons Ju­ven­tus and west London’s Chelsea. Daily Mail

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