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  • Keane: Football is unimportant after Man...

    The phrase "football is more important than life or death" gets bandied around a lot among supporters but former Manchester United captain Roy Keane said that could not be further from the truth in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. Pogba leads Utd to emotional win Terro...

    Keane: Football is unimportant after Manchester attack

    The phrase "football is more important than life or death" gets bandied around a lot among supporters but former Manchester United captain Roy Keane said that could not be further from the truth in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. Pogba leads Utd to emotional win Terrorism reared its ugly head again on Monday after 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber following a music concert at Manchester Arena. More than 100 were injured in the bomb attack as Premier League sides United and Manchester City put their rivalry aside to help unite an area stricken by grief. United also dedicated Wednesday's Europa League trophy to the victims in Manchester but Keane – shocked by the incident at the start of the week – questioned how much football could do in such circumstances. "A game of football is not going to benefit the people who died, people who lost people and families. No, I don't get carried away that football can help any situation like that," Keane said. "It kind of tells you how unimportant football is in a sense. This idea, that football is more important than life and death...that's ridiculous when you see people being targeted like that. I'm the same as anyone else, it's shocking. "When it happens on your doorstep it seems to hit home a bit more. It's the planet we live on. It's shocking. "I am not surprised by the reaction of the city in the last few days. Manchester has had its ups and downs like everything else. The reaction has been nice but it's not going to bring the people back who have been killed or badly injured."

  • 'Man Utd need more than Griezmann' - Cap...

    Former England manager Fabio Capello believes that Manchester United will need to do more than sign Antoine Griezmann if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title. The Italian, who was in charge of the Three Lions from 2007 to 2012, watched Jose Mourinho's side ...

    'Man Utd need more than Griezmann' - Capello criticises boring Europa League winners

    Former England manager Fabio Capello believes that Manchester United will need to do more than sign Antoine Griezmann if they are to challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title. The Italian, who was in charge of the Three Lions from 2007 to 2012, watched Jose Mourinho's side lift the Europa League on Wednesday, but was less than impressed with what he saw on the pitch. Mourinho: I'm a nobody at Man Utd "It was a poor game," Capello told the Daily Star. "There was not enough exciting football. "United are strong and defend well, which is good. But they are not an exciting team." The Europa League win sees United automatically qualify for the Champions League, which should allow them to attract a higher calibre of player to the club, with Mourinho likely to add to his squad in over the close-season. The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move for Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann, who would link up with France international team-mate at Old Trafford should he move during the summer. However, Capello does not believe that the signing of the 26-year-old will be enough for Mourinho's side to properly mount a bid for the Premier League title. "Griezmann is a very good player. But what is his best position? He is not a striker. United need more than him," Capello continued.  "They have other areas in which to strengthen. Chelsea are so strong and they need to catch them. It will be difficult."

  • Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manch...

    Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United winning the Europa League was a "lift" to the people of Manchester after Monday's deadly terror attack. Players dedicated United's 2-0 win against Ajax in Wednesday's Stockholm final to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, which k...

    Man Utd's Europa League title gave Manchester a lift - Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United winning the Europa League was a "lift" to the people of Manchester after Monday's deadly terror attack. Players dedicated United's 2-0 win against Ajax in Wednesday's Stockholm final to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 people after an Ariane Grande concert. Mourinho: I'm a nobody at Man Utd United and Manchester City have pledged to donate £1 million to support the victims and their families and Ferguson hailed the strength of the city's people, citing the example of the 1996 Arndale Centre bombing as an example of how Manchester can recover from the attack. "First of all, Manchester is a city like [Ferguson's home town] Glasgow, it's a working-class city with fantastic people and they'll get together," former United manager Ferguson told Sky Sports . "They've been through some difficult times in the past with the bombing of the Arndale Centre in 1996 and they recovered from that. They'll get together because they're working class and there's a great unity in the city.  "Last night United gave the city a lift. That's what it was about. We're all proud of them, it was a great achievement." Ferguson was speaking at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Celtic winning the European Cup in Lisbon under Jock Stein, an achievement he does not think could be repeated again. "They were the first British club [to win it] obviously, that set the path," Ferguson said. "For a period, particularly Manchester United, then did it.  "But they were the pioneers, doing the impossible. It was an amazing achievement and the expectation rose, winning the [Scottish] Cup against Dunfermline, to create the side that he did, Jock was unbelievable. So it'll always be regarded as the greatest football feat." Mourinho showing Pep how it's done "Sir Matt [Busby] was rebuilding the United team after the Munich air disaster and he got the the semi-finals with a very young side, which was a great achievement," Ferguson continued. "But for Celtic to do it with players who were all from within about 25 miles of each other, it's really astonishing.  "It's brilliant to recognise the achievement and also applaud what the players and staff managed to do. It'll never be done again, there's absolutely no doubt about that."

  • 'Zlatan told the ball boys to go easy' -...

    Jose Mourinho feels Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence from the Europa League final was “unfair”, but has saluted his contribution to Manchester United’s success. The Swedish striker was forced to take on a spectator role back in his homeland on Wednesday as the Red Devils edged past ...

    'Zlatan told the ball boys to go easy' - Mourinho salutes injured striker's role in Europa League win

    Jose Mourinho feels Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence from the Europa League final was “unfair”, but has saluted his contribution to Manchester United’s success. The Swedish striker was forced to take on a spectator role back in his homeland on Wednesday as the Red Devils edged past Ajax 2-0. A knee ligament injury picked up in a quarter-final clash with Anderlecht brought his campaign to a close and prevented him from competing for the first continental prize of his glittering career. Mourinho showing Pep how it's done Ibrahimovic was, however, on hand to influence proceedings off the field, with Mourinho revealing that he led cheerleading and time management on the sidelines. "I think it's so unfair what happened to him," Mourinho told reporters after the game. "Sometimes football is unfair, sometimes life is unfair, I think it's so unfair. "This night would be an amazing night if he was on the pitch, in his hometown, in the stadium where his statue will be, his first club when he left Sweden, his actual club in Manchester United, a season where he made an amazing impact, I'm really, really, really sorry Zlatan has not played this final. "But he played. He played outside with crutches with the other guys, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, they were playing behind the bench shouting, they were doing everything. Ibrahimovic: My future? Let's see "And on top of it, Zlatan in Swedish told the ball boys in the second-half to take it easy, so even outside he was playing for us. "So I am so pleased he finally gets a European trophy." Hobbling around the field in Stockholm could be Ibrahimovic’s final involvement with United, as the 12-month contract he signed last summer is about to expire and no extension has been put in place.

  • 'Share the success with the city' - Man ...

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville believes the club should stage a victory parade following their Europa League trophy win and "share their success with the city". Pogba leads United emotional triumph Jose Mourinho's men claimed the trophy by beating Ajax 2-0 at...

    'Share the success with the city' - Man Utd should hold Europa League victory parade, says Neville

    Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville believes the club should stage a victory parade following their Europa League trophy win and "share their success with the city". Pogba leads United emotional triumph Jose Mourinho's men claimed the trophy by beating Ajax 2-0 at the Friends Arena on Wednesday evening, becoming the fifth team to win all three major European trophies. Despite this, United aren't planning a parade following the British government's decision to raise the national threat level from severe to critical in the wake of Monday's attack on Manchester. An explosion at Manchester Arena killed 22 people and injured 59, with Chelsea subsequently cancelling their plans to celebrate their Premier League title. However, Neville, who claimed six Premier League titles with United during his spell with the club, believes a parade would unite the people of Manchester.  "When we won the Champions League we paraded the trophy in the city centre, ending in the Arena and celebrated there. It was unbelievable," Neville told  BBC Radio 5 live . "After what happened on Monday, United should parade the trophy around Manchester and finish at the Arena. Atleti downplay Griezmann to Utd "I think it would be special. You should fill the streets of Manchester -- Deansgate, St Peter's Square, St Ann's Square -- and get the trophy back. "Football can do brilliant things so don't go off on holiday, get back to Manchester, get the trophy out and share the success with the city."  

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