Manchester United and Manchester City have donated £1 million to the families of the victims of the attack at the Manchester Arena.
22 people were killed and almost 60 more injured after a nail bomb went off at the arena after an Ariana Grande concert.
Both clubs have donated £1m to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’,designed to assist the families and dependents of the victims- and the donation from City and United increases the total amount of donations to beyond £3m.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said; “We have all been humbled by the strength and solidarity shown by the people of Manchester in the days since the attack.”
“The hope of both our clubs is that our donation will go some small way to alleviate the daunting challenges faced by those directly affected and that our acting together will serve as a symbol to the world of the unbreakable strength of the spirit of Manchester.”
Ed Woodward, executive chairman of United, said: “The barbarism ofMondayevening’s attack has shocked everyone. Our clubs are right at the heart of our local communities in Manchester and it is right that we present a unified response to this tragedy.
“The money will help, of course but the work of the two clubs and their respective foundation and community scheme can build on the fantastic spirit that Mancunians have shown in the immediate aftermath.”