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Rooney pleads for more donations towards families affected by Manchester Arena attack

Date Posted,May 25, 2017

Wayne Rooney has pleaded for more donations to those affected by the Manchester Arena terror attack.

As many as 22 people were killed following the horrifying event during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday night.

Tributes have poured in across sport with Manchester United’s players paying respect during the Europa League final.

And Red Devils skipper Rooney has made a huge donation of £100,000 through his foundation.

Wayne Rooney looks on after the game (Photo: AFP)

Speaking on social media, Rooney urged people to continue to donate to those affected by the attack.

“The special donations line we set up to help the families affected by the attack on the Manchester Arena is still live. It’s important that we continue to show our support, so please help if you can,” he wrote on Facebook.

Donations can be made via Rooney’s own Foundation.

People in the UK can donate by texting ‘CityUnited’ to 70800 to donate £5.

United players after the game (Photo: Man Utd via Getty)

Discussing the attack, Rooney said: “There are moments in life that instantly affect you and stop you in your tracks.

“Monday night was one of those occasions. Like so many others, I have enjoyed great nights at the arena, often with my family.

“As a father, I am horrified that a night out for so many young people could end so tragically.”

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