Man United on the brink of unique achievement no other club could ever match

first_img It will have a structure that will mirror the format of a revised 32-team Europa League 9 9center_img Should Manchester United beat Ajax in the Europa League final they will complete a unique set of honours won.The Red Devils will join the Dutch club, plus Juventus, Bayern Munich and Chelsea in winning all the main UEFA club competitions.But United will eclipse all their English rivals, including Chelsea, by completing a clean sweep of domestic and international trophies.The club’s honours list would comprise triumphs in the English top flight, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield, as well as UEFA’s Champions League/European Cup, Europa League, Super Cup and (now defunct) Cup Winners’ Cup.Additionally, United are the only English club to have won FIFA’s Club World Cup and its forerunner, the Intercontinental Cup, which was the de facto club world championship.The latter competition ceased in 2004, meaning no other English club will ever be able to win it.Here’s a look at the major honours already won by United down the years…Premier League, FA Cup and Charity/Community ShieldLeague Cup/EFL CupEuropean Cup/Champions LeagueCup Winners’ CupUEFA Super CupIntercontinental CupFIFA Club World CupUnited didn’t ever manage to win the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, but it was effectively the predecessor of the UEFA Cup, which in turn morphed into the modern day Europa League.You can listen to live commentary of Ajax v Manchester United in the Europa League on Wednesday, May 24 from 7pm, live on talkSPORT.last_img