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Sports quiz of the week: Manchester United, FA Cup final and F1’s Monaco GP

Who lost in Lisbon? Who has won the double? And why is it the America’s Cup?

Who scored the goals when Chelsea last met Arsenal in an FA Cup final?

Didier Drogba and Ramires

Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg

Theo Walcott, Juan Mata and Frank Lampard

Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira

Celtic played 3,420 minutes of football in the Scottish Premiership this season without losing a game. For how many of those minutes were they trailing?

44 minutes

110 minutes

242 minutes

303 minutes

Manchester United’s victory in the Europa League final ended a three-year run of Spanish clubs winning both the Champions League and the Europa League. Before United, who were the last team not from Spain to win one of the two major European trophies?

Chelsea

Bayern Munich

Juventus

Liverpool

The FIA insists that every Grand Prix is at least 305km in length. How long is the Monaco Grand Prix?

260km

306km

366km

401km

Fifty years ago this week, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup. Which team did they beat in the final?

Sporting Lisbon

Inter

Real Madrid

Porto

How did the America’s Cup get its name?

The race only takes part on the American continents

It is named after the yacht “America”, which won the first race in 1851

The race was established by the American tourist board to attract new settlers

The Cup was renamed to honour Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865

Which of these league champions had the biggest average attendance at their ground this season?

Chelsea

Juventus

Monaco

Feyenoord

VfB Stuttgart

Manchester United became the second English to club win all three major European trophies (Uefa Cup/Europa League, Champions League/European Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup) on Wednesday night. Who were the first?

Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool

Nottingham Forest

Chelsea

Chelsea will secure the second league and FA Cup double in their history if they beat Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday. Seven English clubs have won the double: Manchester United, Arsenal, Preston North End, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and …

Aston Villa

Everton

Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City

Why have Eintracht Frankfurt ended Guillermo Varela’s loan spell and sent him back to Manchester United?

He arrived at training in a new Mercedez even though Eintracht Frankfurt are sponsored by BMW

He was caught playing Angry Birds on the bench during a match

He called in sick to work and went to Stockholm to watch the Europa League final

He went against the club’s medical advice and got a tattoo, which became infected and ruled him out of their German Cup final

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Sports quiz of the week: Manchester United, FA Cup final and F1’s Monaco GP

Who lost in Lisbon? Who has won the double? And why is it the America’s Cup?

Who scored the goals when Chelsea last met Arsenal in an FA Cup final?

Didier Drogba and Ramires

Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg

Theo Walcott, Juan Mata and Frank Lampard

Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira

Celtic played 3,420 minutes of football in the Scottish Premiership this season without losing a game. For how many of those minutes were they trailing?

44 minutes

110 minutes

242 minutes

303 minutes

Manchester United’s victory in the Europa League final ended a three-year run of Spanish clubs winning both the Champions League and the Europa League. Before United, who were the last team not from Spain to win one of the two major European trophies?

Chelsea

Bayern Munich

Juventus

Liverpool

The FIA insists that every Grand Prix is at least 305km in length. How long is the Monaco Grand Prix?

260km

306km

366km

401km

Fifty years ago this week, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup. Which team did they beat in the final?

Sporting Lisbon

Inter

Real Madrid

Porto

How did the America’s Cup get its name?

The race only takes part on the American continents

It is named after the yacht “America”, which won the first race in 1851

The race was established by the American tourist board to attract new settlers

The Cup was renamed to honour Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865

Which of these league champions had the biggest average attendance at their ground this season?

Chelsea

Juventus

Monaco

Feyenoord

VfB Stuttgart

Manchester United became the second English to club win all three major European trophies (Uefa Cup/Europa League, Champions League/European Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup) on Wednesday night. Who were the first?

Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool

Nottingham Forest

Chelsea

Chelsea will secure the second league and FA Cup double in their history if they beat Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday. Seven English clubs have won the double: Manchester United, Arsenal, Preston North End, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and …

Aston Villa

Everton

Sheffield Wednesday

Manchester City

Why have Eintracht Frankfurt ended Guillermo Varela’s loan spell and sent him back to Manchester United?

He arrived at training in a new Mercedes even though Eintracht Frankfurt are sponsored by BMW

He was caught playing Angry Birds on the bench during a match

He called in sick to work and went to Stockholm to watch the Europa League final

He went against the club’s medical advice and got a tattoo, which became infected and ruled him out of their German Cup final

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The legacy of George Best – Football Weekly Meets Dan Gordon

Iain Macintosh speaks to filmmaker Dan Gordon about his documentary George Best: All By Himself, which charts the career of the Manchester United legend through his glory years on the field and the addictions off it that ultimately killed him

On this edition of our Football Weekly Meets interview series, Iain Macintosh speaks to filmmaker (and long-suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan) Dan Gordon about his documentary chronicling the life and death of George Best.

The film celebrates Best’s footballing legacy but is far from a hagiography and doesn’t shy away from the darker aspects of the Manchester United legend’s life: womanising, absent parenting, domestic violence and alcoholism.

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The legacy of George Best – Football Weekly Meets Dan Gordon

Iain Macintosh speaks to filmmaker Dan Gordon about his documentary George Best: All By Himself, which charts the career of the Manchester United legend through his glory years on the field and the addictions off it that ultimately killed him

On this edition of our Football Weekly Meets interview series, Iain Macintosh speaks to filmmaker (and long-suffering Sheffield Wednesday fan) Dan Gordon about his documentary chronicling the life and death of George Best.

The film celebrates Best’s footballing legacy but is far from a hagiography and doesn’t shy away from the darker aspects of the Manchester United legend’s life: womanising, absent parenting, domestic violence and alcoholism.

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Manchester has fantastic people, there’s great unity

• Former manager pays tribute to United following Europa League win
• ‘We’re all proud of them, it was a great achievement’

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Manchester’s unity in the wake of Monday’s terrorist attack and underlined the significance of United’s Europa League success over Ajax.

Manchester City and United have come together to pledge £1m to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund on a day the city prepared to offer up a defiant message that it is open for business.

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How Manchester United can be improved to compete with the elite | Jamie Jackson

The triumph over Ajax ensured qualification for the Champions League. So what should José Mourinho do to make United credible challengers next season?

How the manager recruits in the transfer window will be key and the priority is a top-class goalscorer. Antoine Griezmann got 27 goals for Atlético Madrid this season. Everton’s Romelu Lukaku scored 25 in the Premier League. Ideally the manager would like both: Lukaku to be the spearhead in the mould of a Didier Drogba at Chelsea or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Griezmann to play off him – or Marcus Rashford – as Mourinho has reservations about Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial. In midfield, Michael Carrick is 36 in July so support is required for Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini. Another centre-back may also be on the list as this season Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo were hardly ever available at the same time because of a variety of injuries. Daley Blind performed well in the position in the Europa League final but the sense is one of Smalling and Jones may leave.

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United chasing Bayern Munich duo?

Today’s tittle-tattle is set for a long summer

Job done for Manchester United, then. And having become only the second English club to complete a clean sweep of the major European prizes, they’ll make like the first, Chelsea, and embark on a serious summer spending spree. Admittedly they’d have done this whatever the result last night, but after doing a comprehensive number on Ajax, they’ve earned the right to spoil themselves a little, huh.

The president of Atlético Madrid has gone on the radio to insist that Antoine Griezmann hasn’t asked for a move, and in any case nobody in their right mind would stump up the striker’s £85m release clause. United chief executive Ed Woodward stifles a yawn, licks the side of his thumb, and begins the big count. One, two, three…

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Paul Pogba dedicates Europa League win to Manchester attack victims – video

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says the club won the Europa League final on Wednesday for the victims of the Manchester attack earlier this week. Speaking to BT Sport after the final whistle, Pogba said: ‘We won for Manchester, we worked for them, for the country. We play for England, for Manchester and for the people who died.’

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Pogba and Mourinho pleased with Manchester United’s season after Europa League win – video

Paul Pogba says that Manchester United’s season can be regarded as a successful one after the club beat Ajax 2-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League and secure qualification for next term’s Champions League. It is a view shared both by his manager José Mourinho and team-mate Juan Mata too. In addition to the Europa League, United also won the League Cup and Community Shield over the course of the campaign

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‘We won it for Manchester’ – Paul Pogba dedicates victory to attack victims

• ‘It obviously takes happiness from our achievement,’ says Mourinho
• ‘If we can support with 1% it’s enough for us,’ adds Ander Herrera

José Mourinho stated his hope that Manchester United’s success in Wednesday night’s Europa League final had brought some happiness to the city following the terrorist bombing at the Manchester Arena, while the midfielder Paul Pogba dedicated the victory over Ajax to “England, Manchester and the people who died”.

Pogba scored the 18th-minute opener before Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the lead for a 2-0 win over the Dutch side in Stockholm. It came two days after the terrorist attack that killed 22 people, some children, and injured scores more.

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Manchester United keep focus to claim Europa League on emotional night

Two days after the Manchester Arena attack, José Mourinho’s side showed grit to defeat Ajax and win their first European trophy in nine years

At the end, delirious scenes greeted this triumph. As the Manchester United substitutes and staff flooded on to the pitch to hug the players, José Mourinho wagged a finger and was hailed by the supporters sent into ecstasy by an emphatic victory over Ajax .

The injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic was irrepressible as he took a selfie with the suspended Eric Bailly by the trophy. Next, Mourinho jigged with his squad and, finally, the late substitute Wayne Rooney lifted the Europa League cup to mark a fitting end to a match played against the harrowing backdrop of Monday’s bombing at the Manchester Arena.

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Europa League final: Ajax 0-2 Manchester United – player ratings

Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling shone for Manchester United, while Davinson Sánchez was one of the few bright spots in a disappointing Ajax performance

André Onana 6

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba sets up emotional Europa League triumph

Perhaps it would be wrong, after everything that has happened over the past few days, to describe it as a happy ending to José Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United. Yet there can be no doubt they will cherish these memories given what it means to the club: another trophy, a place in the Champions League and, more than anything, the opportunity to dedicate their latest prize to the people of the city.

It has been a harrowing week but as Mourinho had stated, United had a job to do and they went about it with all the qualities that would usually be associated with one of his teams. They reckon this match will earn United a minimum £50m, but what price can possibly be put on returning to Manchester with another reminder about why football is such an important part of what makes the place tick?

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Manchester United and Ajax remember attack victims before Europa League final – video

Manchester United and Ajax players gather before the Europa League final on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing. 22 people were killed and another 59 were injured in the attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday nightAjax v Manch…

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Ajax v Manchester United: Europa League final – live!

7.00pm BST

That Ajax team. It’s so young. In fact, it’s the youngest ever starting 11 in a major European final. It’s so vibrant and refreshingly positive. Peter Bosz has them set up to charge at their opponents from the first whistle and they have attacking quality on the bench, with Justin Kluivert and David Neres itching to make their mark.

Manchester United are unrecognisable from the team that beat Crystal Palace, of course. Jose Mourinho has made it clear that, from his point of view at least, their season rests on this game. Europa League specialist Sergio Romero is in goal instead of David de Gea, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling start in central defence in the absence of the suspended Eric Bailly, Mourinho opts for the physicality of Marouane Fellaini over Michael Carrick in midfield and Marcus Rashford starts up front. Wayne Rooney is on the bench. Will he get on for what could be his final United appearance?

6.56pm BST

Ajax: Onana; Riedewald, De Ligt, Sanchez, Veltman; Ziyech, Schone, Klaassen; Younes, Dolberg, Traore. Subs: Boer, Tete, Westermann, De Jong, Van der Beek, Kluivert, Neres.

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Darmian; Herrera, Fellaini; Mata, Pogba, Mkhitaryan; Rashford. Subs: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Lingard, Carrick, Jones, Martial, Rooney.

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How much do you know about Europa League and Uefa Cup finals? – quiz

Who has won the most finals? Who lost two in a row? And who went for gold?

Which team has won the tournament a record five times – without ever losing a final?

Juventus

Liverpool

Sevilla

Feyenoord

Liverpool beat Alavés in 2001 in the highest-scoring Europa League final. What was the score?

4-3

5-4

6-3

7-2

Which team recorded the highest-ever aggregate win in a final when they beat Borussia Dortmund 6-1 over two legs in 1993?

Juventus

Inter

Bayer Leverkusen

Real Madrid

Which Scottish club has won the competition?

Dundee United

Celtic

Rangers

None of them

In the 1979-80 season, four teams from which league made it to the semi-finals?

Bundesliga

First Division

La Liga

Serie A

Who were the last English club to win a Europa League final?

Fulham

Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur

Liverpool

Which club lost two consecutive Europa League finals in 2013 and 2014?

Anderlecht

SL Benfica

Porto

Ajax

Who were the last two teams from the same county to contest the final?

Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao

Porto and Braga

Internazionale and Lazio

Parma and Juventus

Who is the all-time top scorer in the Europa League?

Radamel Falcao

Klaas-Jan Hunterlaar

Jürgen Klinsmann

Henrik Larsson

Which stadium will host the final this year?

Juventus Stadium, Turin

Friends Arena, Stockholm

Hampden Park, Glasgow

San Siro, Milan

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David Squires on … Manchester, a city united

Our cartoonist on why a terrorist attack won’t stop the people of Manchester from living, loving and going to the football

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Manchester United struggle to clear their minds before Europa League final | Daniel Taylor

It will not be easy for José Mourinho and his players to adopt a ‘business as usual’ approach after Monday’s atrocity, and the mood in Stockholm feels subdued

In happier times it was the Manchester Arena where Sir Alex Ferguson and his players ended up on that sunny day, 18 years ago this week, when they brought the European Cup back to the city for the first time since the 1960s.

They reckon there were upwards of 750,000 people to welcome Manchester United back from Barcelona that day. They hung off lamp-posts and balconies and scaffolding and spires, and there has never been another homecoming quite like it on the city’s streets.

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Ander Herrera: the Spanish scrapper who gives Manchester United a feisty edge | Paul Wilson

Once thought to be too nice to be a destructive force in midfield, the 27-year-old has thrived this season under José Mourinho and aims to drive United to victory over Ajax in the Europa League final

Ander Herrera has already played in one Europa League final but if that makes him more experienced than many of his Manchester United team-mates it is only because his present club have rarely given Uefa’s second string competition their full attention. The midfielder reached the 2012 final in Bucharest with Athletic Bilbao, only to be beaten 3-0 by an Atlético Madrid side already beginning to respond to the newly arrived Diego Simeone.

Bilbao put out Manchester United on the way to the final, along with Schalke and Sporting Lisbon, but when they came across Radamel Falcao and a well organised Atlético they were out of their depth. “Atlético were better than us,” Herrera said. “They were more experienced and they managed the game well.”

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Ander Herrera: the Spanish scrapper who gives Manchester United a feisty edge | Paul Wilson

Once thought to be too nice to be a destructive force in midfield, the 27-year-old has thrived this season under José Mourinho and aims to drive United to victory over Ajax in the Europa League final

Ander Herrera has already played in one Europa League final but if that makes him more experienced than many of his Manchester United team-mates it is only because his present club have rarely given Uefa’s second string competition their full attention. The midfielder reached the 2012 final in Bucharest with Athletic Bilbao, only to be beaten 3-0 by an Atlético Madrid side already beginning to respond to the newly arrived Diego Simeone.

Bilbao put out Manchester United on the way to the final, along with Schalke and Sporting Lisbon, but when they came across Radamel Falcao and a well organised Atlético they were out of their depth. “Atlético were better than us,” Herrera said. “They were more experienced and they managed the game well.”

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