When did Manchester United last win a trophy?

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Manchester United are one of the most decorated teams in English football, with a reputation as one of the biggest clubs in the world. However, ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, silverware has been hard to come by.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went close to securing a trophy in 2021, but his Red Devils side ultimately lost out to Villarreal in the Europa League final and the club legend departed his post without securing any honours. Elimination from the Champions League last 16 in 2021-22, meanwhile, ensured their wait goes on.

So when exactly was the last time Manchester United hoisted a trophy overhead? GOAL brings you everything you need to know - date, who was on the team, manager and more.

When did Manchester United last win a trophy?

Manchester United last won a trophy in May 2017, when they lifted the Europa League.

Then managed by Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils defeated Ajax in the final of the UEFA competition, winning the game 2-0, with goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing silverware. It was the first time they had won the competition in the club's history.

Winning the Europa League granted the club a route into the following season's Champions League, something which would otherwise have eluded them after they finished sixth in the Premier League that year.

United also won the Carabao Cup that season, beating Southampton 3-2 in the final at Wembley in February 2017. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in a man-of-the-match performance, with Jesse Lingard getting in on the act too. They had also won the 2016 Community Shield, allowing fans to boast of a silverware 'treble' in 2016-17.

Who was in the Manchester United team when they last won a trophy?

The Manchester United squad in the 2016-17 season, when they last won a trophy, featured legendary players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney. Bastian Schweinsteiger was also on the books before he left for Chicago Fire in March 2017.

It was Paul Pogba's return season, after he completed a big-money transfer from Juventus, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Borussia Dortmund. Memphis Depay began the season on United's books but departed in January 2017, leaving for Lyon.

You can see the full Manchester United 2016-17 squad in the table below.

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No.

Pos.

Player.

Apps

Goals

1

GK

David de Gea

45

0

3

DF

Eric Bailly

37 (1)

0

4

DF

Phil Jones

25 (1)

0

5

DF

Marcos Rojo

35 (6)

1

6

MF

Paul Pogba

49 (2)

9

8

MF

Juan Mata

32 (9)

10

9

FW

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

41 (4)

28

10

FW

Wayne Rooney

25 (14)

8

11

FW

Anthony Martial

28 (14)

8

12

DF

Chris Smalling

29 (7)

2

14

MF

Jesse Lingard

28 (14)

5

16

MF

Michael Carrick

30 (8)

1

17

DF

Daley Blind

35 (5)

1

18

DF

Ashley Young

15 (8)

0

19

FW

Marcus Rashford

30 (23)

11

20

GK

Sergio Romero

18

0

21

MF

Ander Herrera

44 (6)

2

22

MF

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

29 (11)

11

23

DF

Luke Shaw

17 (2)

0

24

DF

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

4 (7)

0

25

DF

Antonio Valencia

41 (2)

1

27

MF

Marouane Fellaini

28 (19)

4

36

DF

Matteo Darmian

26 (3)

0

When did Manchester United last win the Premier League?

Manchester United last won the Premier League in 2012-13, in a campaign which saw them finish a remarkable 11 points clear of rivals Manchester City.

That Premier League triumph would also be the last of Sir Alex Ferguson's career as he finally brought the curtain down on his time as manager of the vaunted club.

Players such as Rooney, Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez were key to the Red Devils' success that season, with crucial input also given by the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, as well as midfield maestro Michael Carrick.