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Sport to conduct security reviews after Manchester attack

RISK: Security reviews to take place at sporting venues and events

SPORTING EVENTS and venues in England are conducting major security reviews after 22 people were killed in an attack at Manchester Arena on Monday (22 May).

The Great City Games, an open and free event for the public, is due to take place in Manchester on Friday (26 May) with organisers saying the event will go ahead as planned.

Manchester United cancelled a news conference on Tuesday (23 May), and will wear black armbands in honour of those who lost their lives during their Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm on Wednesday (24 May).

The club said: "Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this terribly difficult time."

United's players held a minute's silence at training on Tuesday (23 May), and the club closed its megastore, museum, cafe and stadium tours to the public.

Manager Jose Mourinho said:

"We are all very sad about the tragic events; we cannot take out of our minds and our hearts the victims and their families.

"We have a job to do and we will fly to Sweden to do that job. It is a pity we cannot fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game.

"I know, even during my short time here, that the people of Manchester will pull together as one."

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