It was, however, far from comfortable.
Ajax went to Old Trafford and won on the night, but were unable to overcome a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.
What we saw was a quality Ajax team full of young, talented stars. The kind of the team that, should it be left to grow together, could become a European heavyweight.
We all know that won't happen though, as the team will be ripped apart by the bigger clubs on the continent.
Here are six Ajax players who, should they move to English Premier League, would excel and excite.