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Mourinho says Man Utd have solidarity with Borussia Dortmund, but…

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Tuesday night's events in Dortmund will not shift his team's focus.

The Borussia Dortmund team bus was hit with explosives as it carried the players and coaching staff to the Westfalenstadion for the Champions League quarter-final with AS Monaco.

The game had to be postponed until tonight, with Monaco winning 3-2, and with Dortmund defender Marc Bartra in hospital after receiving surgery for a broken wrist.

Ahead of United's Europa League final eight clash with Anderlecht, Mourinho spoke of the incident and how he is keeping solidarity with Dortmund but ensuring that his absolute main focus is football.

"Well, I try not to think much about it," he said on Wednesday afternoon.

"I try to focus on our job and to focus on what we love, which is to play.

"This is a quarter-final and we have to be focused on it and that's what we are trying to do.

"Obviously, there is solidarity with what happened yesterday, with the player that cannot play today, with the people that were scared.

"We have to trust the people that are working for our security. We have to believe that the match will just be what people want it to be, which is a very good match.

"I repeat, I try just to focus on the football."

Andrew Slevison
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