Manchester United’s Europa League victory gave the city a boost just two days after a devastating suicide bomb attack left 22 dead and dozens injured, claimed legendary former manager Alex Ferguson.
United beat Dutch side Ajax 2-0 in Sweden – goals by Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan sealing an emotional win and a place in the Champions League next season – to deliver some joy to the city that saw pop concert goers as young as eight killed by the blast.
“First of all,
“They went through some difficult times in the past, they will get together because they’ve got a working-class ethic about them, and there’s a great unity there in the city.
“I think United gave the city a lift, and I think that was what it was about. We’re all proud of them, it was a great achievement.”
The trophy is not the only lift the club gave the city as United and