Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan Tells the Ball Boys to 'Take It Easy'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlatan Tells the Ball Boys to 'Take It Easy'

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JOSE Mourinho claims Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped United to win the Europa League final by advising the ball boys to 'take it easy'.

Ibrahimovic was one of four United players watching on from the sidelines on crutches as United won the Europa League for the first time in their history in Stockholm.

Sweden legend Ibrahimovic, sidelined after suffering a knee injury, arrived at the Friends Arena in a golf buggy but still played an influential part in the win, according to the United manager. The suspended Eric Bailly and injured Marcos Rojo were constantly on their feet behind the dugout and Mourinho revealed he urged United's unavailable players to contribute from the stand.

"I think it's so unfair what happened to him," Mourinho said of Ibrahimovic's lay-off. …

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