Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho, has said he does not believe Ajax should be in the Europa League.
The two teams meet next Wednesday in Stockholm in the final of the competition. But Mourinho has faulted the system that sees sides drop out of the Champions League – like Ajax did in the play-off round – and joined the Europa League along with clubs like United who started off in the tournament.
“They are a Champions League team, they come from the Champions League,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.
“I always disagree with it, I don’t think a team should play in two European competitions in the same season.
“I think if a team goes to the Champions League and doesn’t qualify they should go home.
“The Europa League is for team who have been in it since the beginning, like us. We finished fifth and went to the Europa League.”