Manchester United F.C.’s Europa league win gave Manchester a lift: Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson said he was proud of Manchester United’s performance after beating 2-0 Ajax in Stockholm to win the Europa League trophy for the first time and qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson paid tribute to the people of the city and said that the success of the football team to win the Europa League gave a whole up after the terrible terrorist attack on Monday.
Ferguson said on Thursday he was proud of the states’ performance after beating 2-0 Ajax in Stockholm to win the Europa League trophy for the first time and qualify for the Champions League club competition next season.
Twenty-two people were killed and more than 100 injured after a suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena where American singer Ariana Grande held a concert Monday.
Speaking at an event in Glasgow to celebrate Celtic’s 50th birthday became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, the Scot praised the team of Jose Mourinho.
“I think United have announced last night in the city and I think that’s what it was. We’re all proud of them, it was a success,” Ferguson told Sky Sports News.
“I think, first of all, Manchester is a city like Glasgow, it’s a working city, we have some fantastic people there and they’re going to come together,” he said.
“They come together because there is a working class ethic about them and there is a great unity now in the city.”
Ferguson, aged 75, led United for 27, winner of 13 Premier League titles, two Champions League crowns, the English Cup five times and the League Cup four times.