Manchester City and Manchester United put aside their historic rivalry and came together to express their grief at the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert in the city that left 22 people dead and 59 injured.
United wrote on Twitter “We are deeply shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.”
City tweeted “It’s with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city’s emergency services”
City also opened up the Etihad Stadium for people who needed help or assistance following the incident with many concert-goers stranded in Manchester.The stadium was also used as a base for families trying to find people still missing after the attack.
Players from both teams also offered their thoughts and prayers on Twitter to those affected by the incident.
United stood in silence before training today to mourn those untimely deaths.