Ajax midfielder Lasse Schone has torn into Manchester United's style of play after his side's 2-0 defeat to United in last night's Europa League final.
Schone - the elder statesman in Ajax's midfield - was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining having failed to leave a dent on United's midfield trio of Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba and the extremely impressive Marouane Fellaini, but essentially concluded that United's puke football in victory had tarnished the affair somewhat.
The 30-year-old Dane also remarked that he'd rather play good football and win than commit some of the crimes against his beloved sport that United were guilty of last night. Of course, it's worth noting that Ajax did neither in Stockholm, and ultimately failed to threaten Sergio Romero even once during a conspicuously inexperienced and guile-lacking performance:
That’s the way they play football, and they’ve been doing the whole year. Good organisation in the defence, play it long to Fellaini and then hope for the best.
I like the game football, and I like playing football. They definitely do not.
But I take my hat off to the way they do it. They play completely different from us, and they stand with the cup.
Congratulations to Manchester United, they’ve done it their way, but I’d rather win as a team that plays good football.
Fellaini, for what it's worth, won 15 balls in the air - a new record for European finals. He will henceforth be known as 'The Xavi of the Air', a title previously bestowed upon Bobo Baldé by PJ Browne of this parish.