UEFA Europa League Final 2017 live on BT Sport

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BT Sport has exclusive live coverage of the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final on May 24 as Ajax take on Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm. 

Both teams have enjoyed great success in continental competition, with the Dutch giants having lifted the European Cup four times to United’s three, the last of which came in 2008 in Russia.

It is hard to underestimate the importance of winning the 2017 Europa League Final for Jose Mourinho’s ambition to restore Manchester United as a European powerhouse.

With this season’s winners guaranteed a return to next season’s Champions League, a win over Ajax in Stockholm could earn him the platform to build the squad capable of glory-hunting as a standard pursuit.

But defeat could herald more crisis-management at English football’s most successful club as United have already fallen short of earning a top four spot in the Premier League when they kick off in Sweden.

Their opponents Ajax made an unconvincing passage to the final as Lyon, 4-1 losers in the first leg of their semi-final, came within a goal of taking the semi-final tie into extra time before the Dutch, Uefa Cup winners in 1992, held on for a 5-4 aggregate victory.

Ajax’s last day challenge for the Eredivisie title is in sharp contrast to Mourinho’s tired-looking side languishing 20 points behind his former club Chelsea heading into the European final.

The injury absences of Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who is denied a hero’s return in his native Sweden – and the late semi-final dismissal of Eric Bailly leave United far from full strength as they aim to add to February’s League Cup victory in Stockholm.

The Wembley win over Southampton was Mourinho’s 11th in 13 major finals, a stunning record he will be desperate to extend.

The decorated Portuguese also boasts a 100% success rate in his three European finals – the first of which, Porto’s Uefa Cup extra-time success over Celtic in 2003, which was followed the following season by the resounding Champions League victory over Monaco.

The Red Devils will be hoping to lift a fifth major European title as they look to lay similarly strong foundations for greater glory.

Watch the final live and free on BT Sport on Wednesday, May 24. Details of how to follow all the action can be found below.

BT Sport’s live and free-to-air coverage of the showpiece 2017 European finals kick-off on Wednesday, May 24, with Manchester United’s quest for European glory in the UEFA Europa League final against Dutch legends Ajax in Stockholm.

Jake Humphrey will present BT Sport’s coverage live from the Friends Arena, Stockholm, where he will be joined in the studio for expert analysis by Rio Ferdinand and Michael Owen.

Match commentary comes from Darren Fletcher and Owen Hargreaves, with Howard Webb providing a referee’s perspective on proceedings, while Des Kelly will conduct all the pre and post-match interviews.

Existing TV subscribers can tune in on BT Sport 2 from 7pm, with the game also being shown in Ultra High-Definition  on BT Sport 4k UHD.

Non-subscribers can watch Manchester United and Ajax completely free of charge on TV on BT Sport Showcase, which is available on Freeview (channel 115) and Virgin (channel 100 and 548), while Sky customers will receive BT Sport 2 SD coverage for free on the night on channel 414/433.

Free live streams and access to our enhanced video player will also be provided on BTSport.com, on the BT Sport App and via the official BT Sport YouTube channel.

ITV will broadcast free-to-air highlights of the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final at 10.50pm on Wednesday, May 24.

Mark Pougatch presents all the key moments from the night’s action at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, with studio analysis from Ryan Giggs, Lee Dixon and Paul Ince.

Match commentary comes from Sam Matterface and Glenn Hoddle, while post-match interviews and reaction will be provided by Gabriel Clarke.

The whole programme will be available to watch live online via the ITV Hub, with a catch-up version available for 24 hours after broadcast.


TUESDAY 23rd MAY

UEFA Europa League Final Preview
LIVE  6.30pm-7.30pm

 


WEDNESDAY 24th MAY

AJAX v MANCHESTER UTD
UEFA Europa League Final 2017
LIVE  6.30pm-10.30pm

19:45

UEFA Europa League Final 2017
HIGHLIGHTS  10.50pm-11.50pm

 

How to watch Manchester United v Ajax for FREE on BT Sport

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Freeview and BT TV BT Sport Showcase (115)
Sky BT Sport 2 SD (433)
Virgin BT Sport Showcase (100 & 548)
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