Updated: Monday, 19th August 2019 @ 10:17am

Watch: 'Manchester is United tonight' as City and United fans come together after Europa League final

Watch: 'Manchester is United tonight' as City and United fans come together after Europa League final

| By Sandy Thin

Manchester United defeated Ajax in Stockholm to lift the Europa League trophy in an emotional night for the city. 

Just 48 hours after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, United took to the field, winning 2-0 against the Dutch side with goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

MM went to Bierkeller in the Printworks to interview United and City fans alike as Manchester came together in a show of defiance in the face of adversity. 

One Manchester City fan came to watch the game in his sky blue kit with the message 'A City, United' written proudly on his back.

Meanwhile United fans thanked their historic rivals for the shows of support and solidarity in a night which secures the Red Devils Champions League football for next season.

The game was preceded by a minute's silence in memory of the men, women and children who lost their lives on Monday's attack, and the match ended with the deafening chants of 'Stand Up for the 22'. 

Throughout the day, members of the public continued to lay flowers, balloons and candles in St Ann's Square, in the centre of the city, in memory of the victims of the bombing.


RESPECT: MM reporter Sandy Thin (below pic) films the sombre scene in St Ann's Square