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.
“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.”
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.”