Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Man United’s Europa League win

The Manchester United legend hails Jose Mourinho's players for giving the city a lift after winning the Europa League trophy

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson was in the stands at Old Trafford Photo: The Sport Review

Sir Alex Ferguson has praised Manchester United for giving the city a lift thanks to their Europa League win.

Twenty-two people were killed by a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Manchester United won the Europa League trophy on Wednesday night after the Red Devils won 2-0 win against Eredivisie Ajax in Stockholm.

Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the decisive goals to help Manchester United secure their place in the Champions League next season.

Ferguson was in Stockholm for the Europa League final as Jose Mourinho won his third piece of silverware since taking over Manchester United.

Speaking to Sky Sports about Manchester United’s success in Europe’s second tier competition, one of the club’s greatest-ever managers Ferguson said:

“I think, first of all, Manchester is a city like Glasgow, it is a working class city, we have fantastic people there and they will get together.

“They have been through some difficult times in the past with the bombing in the Arndale Centre in 1996 and they recovered from that.

“They will get together because there is a working class ethic about them and there is a great unity now in the city.

“I think United last night gave the city a lift and I think that was what it was about. We are all proud of them, it was a great achievement.”

Manchester United won the EFL Cup back in February thanks to a 3-2 win against Southampton at Wembley.

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The Red Devils won the Community Shield in Mourinho’s first game in charge thanks to a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

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