The world was watching as Manchester United carried a city’s tragedy to Stockholm but brought home a victory.
Two days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people following an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, United’s fans, players, and staff stood unbowed inside the Friends Arena.
“I am happy but I want to dedicate this to the victims. This is just football but what happened two days ago was horrible,” Ander Herrera said last night.
France’s dedicated sports paper L’Equipe focused on the impact made by opening goalscorer and Frenchman Paul Pogba with their ‘IN THEIR NAME’ front page.
It was an especially emotional evening for the Frenchman who has been dealing with the passing of his father from a long-term illness less than a fortnight ago.
Fassou Antoine was buried in France last week and for most of the season, Pogba has been carrying the knowledge of his dad’s deteriorating health but kept it well hidden throughout the campaign.
L’Equipe’s online report also gives great attention to the achievement of Jose Mourinho in their entitled Mourinho: The Final One article.
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