Manchester United on Tuesday held a minute of silence at their Carrington base in Manchester, England for the victims of the bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at the arena in the heart of the city.
According to NBC Sports, the club canceled all press conference and activities leading up to the Europa League Final match against Ajax on Wednesday in Stockholm. UEFA said in a statement it still planned on holding the match and their was no security threat in Sweden.
“UEFA has been closely working with local authorities and the Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project,” the statement said. “Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April. Due to the tight security arrangements, UEFA urges fans to arrive at the stadium as early as possible, as detailed checks will be made at the entrances, resulting in potential delays in accessing the stadium.”
Man U players have been sharing their condolences on social media since the attack occurred Monday night. The team also released a statement.
“Everyone at Manchester United is deeply shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, including our supporters, club staff and members of our community such as the children from our Manchester United Foundation partner schools who were attending the concert at the Arena. Club staff are ready to help the police and other emergency services in any way that may be required at this challenging time for our city.”
The bombing left at least 22 people dead and nearly 60 others injured.