Manchester United dedicate Europa League win to home city after attack

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first_imgCampeones! Because we love to see you all smile. Porque nos gusta veros sonreír. ❤️ #UEL #ForManchester— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) 24 May 2017— Manchester City (@ManCity) 24 May 2017 Goalscorer Pogba also dedicated the win to the city. He told BT Sport: “We know that things like this are very sad, all over the world: in Manchester, in London and in Paris, too. We had to focus because it was a very important game and we won for them and for the country. Striker Marcus Rashford simply said: “For you Manchester.” Team captain Wayne Rooney posted: “Winners! Please help victims & families of Manchester tragedy by donating” and shared a link to the fundraising appeal for victims and their families. “We played for England, we played for Manchester, and we played for the people who died.”Midfielder Juan Mata added: “Especially after what happened we wanted to win this and we’ll bring the trophy back. This is for you Manchester ❤#MUFC #united— Marouane Fellaini (@Fellaini) 24 May 2017 Several of the players shared a picture from the changing room of the team holding a banner that read ‘Manchester – A City United #PrayForManchester’. UNITED we did it!!!!! @ManUtd #MUFC #UELFinal— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) 24 May 2017 “It was a very difficult week for a lot of us and for the city of Manchester and we tried to win for all the people who have suffered. This trophy is for them.”Sporting rivalries were put to one side as Manchester City sent out a full-time tweet of a message saying “#ACityUnited”, with ‘City’ written in light blue and ‘United’ in red, while Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham wrote on Twitter: “Manchester United. Tonight more than ever.” Winners! Please help victims of Manchester tragedy by donating at or texting ‘CityUnited’ to 70800 donate £5— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) 24 May 2017 Manchester United players have dedicated their Europa League win to the city after Monday’s terror attack.The club tweeted “For Manchester” with a photo of the players holding a banner that read: “Manchester a city united #prayformanchester.”They beat AFC Ajax 2-0 in the final in Stockholm to win the European trophy on Wednesday.Midfielder Juan Mata tweeted: “This trophy is for you Manchester.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more