Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Manchester United cancel Europa League final press conference after attack
Following the bombing in Manchester on Monday night, the Red Devils will not speak to journalists ahead of the final in Stockholm. Jose Mourinho will not address the media prior to the Europa League final following the bomb blast in Manchester. The Portuguese was due to speak at around 1800 local time in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of Manchester United's game against Ajax at the Friends Arena 24 hours later. However, United requested the appearance be cancelled and UEFA has agreed in light of the attack which saw 22 people killed and 59 injured following an explosion at the end of an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday.
The incident is being treated by police as a terror attack, with Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins later confirming that the suspect died at the scene after allegedly detonating an "improvised explosive device".