Europa League Win Lifted Manchester – Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United’s Europa League win has given the city a lift following terrorist attack

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United’s triumph in the Europa League may have given the city a slight lift following Monday’s devastating terrorist attack that killed 22 people.

United and Manchester City have come together to pledge £1million to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund on a day the city prepared to stage a defiant reminder that it is open for business.

Both clubs pledged the sum to the fund which was set up to assist the families and dependants of the people who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, which also left 64 people injured, many of them critically.

Ferguson paid tribute to the victims and thinks his former side’s 2-0 victory over Ajax in the final of the Europa League may have boosted morale in Manchester.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: ‘First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there. 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.