United carries Europa League on victims attack Manchester
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Manchester United on Wednesday won the Europa League, dedicated to the victims of the attack on Monday in the English city. In the final battle was the United with 2-0 too strong for Ajax.
Shortly after the final win posed players and staff behind a large banner with the text “#prayformanchester” (Pray for Manchester, ed.).
In the terrorist attack Monday in the Manchester Arena, a concert of the American singer Ariane Grande fell 22 fatalities. Among them many children.
United played in the final, with rouwbanden. The competition was also a minute’s silence observed for the victims to commemorate.
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“We played for England, for Manchester and for them: the people who died,” said Paul Pogba, who openingsdoelpunt of Manchester to take over.
“This victory has a lot of meaning,” says the Spanish United midfielder Juan Mata. “We wanted this trophy for the city of Manchester to win and for all the people who have suffered. We have a cup win that the club had never won. So we are very happy.”
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“I want this trophy to dedicate to the victims,” said midfielder Another Herrera told the BBC. “This is just football and what two days ago happened, it was terrible.”
“This happened in Manchester, but we want a united world and we will fight for peace and respect. No attacks and no deaths, please.”