News conference Is Cancel after explosion - Manchester United


Manchester United have cancelled Jose Mourinho’s scheduled Europa League final prematch news conference in Stockholm in the wake of the deadly explosion at the Manchester Arena on Monday evening.
United manager Mourinho, who was due to arrive in Sweden with his squad later on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s final, had been due to speak to the media at the Friends Arena at 6:15 p.m. CET.
In a statement, UEFA said: “Following last night’s attack in Manchester, UEFA has received and accepted an official request from Manchester United FC not to hold their pre-match press conference, which was scheduled to take place at the Friends Arena in Stockholm this evening.
“Manchester United’s training session at their own Carrington training ground in Manchester will take place as scheduled at 11:00 local time (12:00 CET).
“Later this afternoon, Manchester United will have a team walk inside the match stadium at 18:30CET, which will be open to accredited media.
“The press conference of AFC Ajax remains scheduled for 18.45, followed by an open training sessions at 19.30 CET.”
In a statement, the club said: “Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night, and the effect that this has had on everyone here at the club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening’s pre-match press conference in Stockholm.
“We are sure that, in the circumstances, you will all understand our position on this matter.”

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