De Ligt confident of Europa upset

Ajax Amsterdam wonderkid Matthijs De Ligt feels confident ahead of the Europa League final and took a slight jab at Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

Peter Bosz' side face the Red Devils in Solna on Wednesday in a clash of two giants of European football history. And the tie has been dubbed by the media as a miss-match due to the inexperience of the Eredivisie side, with an average age of 21.

Jose Mourinho holds one of the most expensively assembled squads, which includes £89 million world-record signing Paul Pogba, but the 17-year-old De Ligt claims money will never buy success.

"I have never seen a bag of money score a goal, as Johan Cruyff used to say. If we play with bravery we definitely have a chance," the Netherlands international told Leeuwarder Courant.

"Maybe you're playing such a final only once. So you have to win."

The teenage centre-back has impressed in his first season of senior football and has featured in eight Europa games on-route to the final at the Friends Arena.