Europa League

Roma’s 3-2 win over United not enough, knocked out of Europa League

John Solano
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Roma’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United this evening wasn’t enough to progress to the Europa League final.

The Giallorossi were knocked out by the Red Devils by a scoreline of 8-5 on aggregate – though, manager Paulo Fonseca claimed that his side could’ve scored even more tonight.

“We lost this tie in the second half in Manchester,” he said to Sky Sport.

“I thought there was a chance we could progress to the final. It was tough that we were going to win 4-0 today, but we scored three goals and could’ve gotten even more.”

Fonseca was then asked about his future — after it was announced two days ago that José Mourinho would be the Roma’s new manager.

“It’s been a huge pleasure to be the manager of AS Roma. I learned a lot, it was obviously difficult but it was a very rewarding experience.”

He continued, “I like being here in Italy and enjoy Italian football, so we’ll see what sort of opportunities arise. I never thought about resigning, though, I’m not a quitter. There were obviously difficult moments here but I never even thought about resigning.”

Finally, “I did chat with Mourinho, yes. I know him well and he’s been very, very fair with me during this moment.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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