Man Utd to wear black armbands for Europa League final

May 24, 2017

As a mark of respect, Uefa have confirmed that the celebrations in Stockholm that would have marked the competitions grand finale have been cut back.

Wayne Rooney is captaining Manchester United during a difficult time

Wayne Rooney is captaining Manchester United during a difficult time
Swedish pop act Axwell Ingrosso were due to perform at the game but the DJ set has now been axed to reflect the more sombre mood around the fixture.

United are eyeing a first European title since they won the Champions League in 2008, and will wear black armbands during the final in tribute to the terror attack victims.

Captain Wayne Rooney led a minute’s silence in memory of the victims in training before their flight to Sweden, while the club cancelled a pre-match press conference.

The Manchester United squad is dealing with off-field emotions ahead of their huge game

The Manchester United squad is dealing with off-field emotions ahead of their huge game

Marouane Fellaini has a major role to play in United aiming for a return to the Champions League

Marouane Fellaini has a major role to play in United aiming for a return to the Champions League

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are both Manchester lads who will observe minute’s silence

Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are both Manchester lads who will observe minute’s silence

The sombre United squad arrived in Sweden after a short flight from grieving Manchester

The sombre United squad arrived in Sweden after a short flight from grieving Manchester

Jose Mourinho did not hold a pre-match press conference as a mark of respect

Jose Mourinho did not hold a pre-match press conference as a mark of respect

Three of United's injured players were at the side of the pitch in Sweden on crutches

Three of United’s injured players were at the side of the pitch in Sweden on crutches

Speaking of the attack, Mourinho said: “We’re all very sad about the tragic events last night; we can’t take out of our minds and hearts the victims and their families.”

Armed Swedish police will protect the squad at the Friends Arena, while anti-terror cops have built an impenetrable ring of steel around the stadium.

 SOURCE: thesun.co.uk

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