Our pick of the facts from UEFA's media briefing notes - those things commentators use to make them sound incredibly knowledgeable.
United are absent from the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the first time since 2005/06. Their last taste of this competition came when losing to SC Rotor Volgograd on away goals in the 1995/96 first round.
Ajax are in the last 32 for the fourth season running. They beat ACF Fiorentina in 2008/09, but bowed out in the next round; in 2009/10 they lost to Juventus while last term they overcame RSC Anderlecht, but fell to FC Spartak Moskva at the next hurdle.
11. If Berbatov starts I will enjoy the match that little bit more
He is, see above. :)
ooo I'm excited! interesting team, midfield a bit surprising with Park and Cleverley.
Pogba not involved, Jones captain. Trouble brewing in Manchester before the game:
about three of their players looked offside for that second goal.
Truly disgracefull performance from United tonight.Shocking.
Played off the park.
English football really is in the dump.
I dont think Im over reacting.
Give it another 4 years and English football will be in the mire.
Ajax were tactically smarter than us tonight,There players were far superior,There football was of a higher standard.
We were a joke.
And Eriksen cruised through that match while Cleverly and Park were chasing shadows.
That kid is Barca bound.
Yes, there's a bit of over the top stuff going on.
Is Dutch football now the bees knees?
United have been their own worst enemy in Europe this season. One poorer season doesn't mean football in England is crap.