Following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Ajax to claim the Europa League, Paul Pogba has reflected on his feelings, in light of the terrorist attack in Manchester on Tuesday night.

Pogba, who moved to Manchester when he was 16, acknowledges that this trophy doesn’t take away the sadness that the city is feeling but has dedicated the trophy to Manchester and the people who lost their lives.

You know, it was really hard, that is why we didn’t want to have the press conference [before the final] because we had to prepare ourselves to do our job and to try to organise events that are much more important than our job. But the world goes on and does not stop and we have to do our work.

I agree with Uefa’s decision to play the match now. It obviously takes happiness from our achievement. If we could we would change peoples lives for this cup – we would not think twice. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a bit happier? Maybe. But we came to do our job and we can’t avoid the happiness because when you win you go away happy and proud. The boys were fantastic. They put on a block and stayed away from everything and concentrated on a football match, which we did very well.

We know things like this are very sad, all over the world. We had to focus, it was very important. We won for Manchester, we worked for them, for the country. We play for England, for Manchester and for the people who died.

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