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Ferguson believes United “gave the city a lift” with Europa League triumph

Date Posted,May 26, 2017

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Manchester United’s Europa League win has given the city a lift.

The Red Devils beat Ajax 2-0 in Stockholm just days after the terror attack at the Manchester Arena.

United’s players and fans paid their respects with a minute’s silence held before kick-off.

And legendary former boss Ferguson believes their success in the competition came at the perfect time.

“First of all Manchester is a working class city and it has fantastic people there,” he told Sky Sports News.

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Sir Alex Ferguson before the match (Photo: REUTERS)
Mourinho with the trophy (Photo: Reuters)

“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.

“I think United gave the city a lift and I think that was what it was about.

“We’re all proud of them, it was a great achievement.”

United’s players celebrate (Photo: Alex Grimm)
Paul Pogba with The Europa League trophy
Paul Pogba with The Europa League trophy (Photo: UEFA via Getty Images)

Ferguson congratulated Jose Mourinho after the victory over Ajax and the Portuguese revealed details of their conversation.

Speaking to Sky Italia, the Portuguese said: “I joked with Sir Alex, telling him I did some work for him.

“Because now we have all the European trophies and I won the only one he missed.”

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