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Security tightened for Europa League final as Ajax squad touches down ahead of Man United clash

Date Posted,May 23, 2017

Security has been stepped up at the Friends Arena in Stockholm for Manchester United’s Europa League final vs Ajax following Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.

There have been 22 casualties, report the BBC, following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena.

The Friends Arena, home of the Swedish national team and AIK, will now have a heightened police presence to defend against a potentially greater security risk.

A group of police appeared to receive a briefing outside the stadium ahead of Wednesday’s showpiece.

Bertrand Traore arrives in Stockholm (Photo: UEFA HANDOUT)
Davinson Sanchez arrives in Stockholm (Photo: UEFA HANDOUT)
Big things are expected of Justin Kluivert (Photo: UEFA HANDOUT)
Kasper Dolberg could be the one to stop for United (Photo: UEFA HANDOUT)
Manager Peter Bosz has guided Ajax to their first European final in 21 years (Photo: UEFA HANDOUT)
Security has been stepped up after Manchester’s terror attack (Photo: REUTERS)
The venue will host the Europa League final on Wednesday (Photo: REUTERS)
Police patrol around the arena (Photo: REUTERS)
A briefing takes place ahead of the final (Photo: Daily Mirror)
United cancelled their pre-match press conference (Photo: Daily Mirror)
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Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference before holding a minute’s silence during training.

Opponents Ajax sent their condolences after the tragedy with rivals Chelsea also taking time out from their preparations for Saturday’s FA Cup final to pay their respects.

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