This is for you Manchester, say United players after winning Europa League titlehttps://indianexpress.com/article/sports/football/this-is-for-you-manchester-say-united-players-after-winning-europa-league-title-4672890/

This is for you Manchester, say United players after winning Europa League title

Manchester United players dedicated their Europa League title win to their home city, which was a target of suspected suicide bombing on Monday.

paul pogba, herrera, juan mata, manchester united, united, europa league, europa league title, twitter, sports news, indian express
Manchester United players paid tribute to the victims of Manchester Arena attack. (Source: Twitter)

Manchester United’s victory over Ajax to win the Europa League title on Wednesday was special to players, fans as well as they city in more than one way.

The victory came two days after Manchester witnessed one of their worst terrorist attacks. 22 people lost their lives as a sucide bomb exploded at the Manchester Arena where pop star Ariana Grande was performing as ISIS claimed responsiblity of the attack.

As the city remained in a state of mourning, Manchester United players dedicated their win to the victims of the blast. The victory not only stood out in the form of strength for the targetted city, but also was a saving grace to United’s run this season.

The Red Devils had their entire focus and energy on this win as they ended their Premier League season at sixth position. The victory gives Jose Mourinho a place in the next season’s Champions League.

Advertising

This was also the only European trophy that United had never won.

The club and players responded to the victory in emotional messages on social media, thanking fans and paying tributes to the victims.

Manchester United players dedicated the win to the city of Old Trafford.

Download the Indian Express apps for iPhone, iPad or Android