Ryan Giggs and pals send food parcels to hospital for victims of the Manchester terror attack
Supplies came from Hotel Football, which is part owned by Giggs, Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes
Manchester United stars have come together to support the victims of Monday’s sickening terror attack .
Ryan Giggs , Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes sent food parcels to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital from the kitchens of Hotel Football.
Twelve youngsters were rushed to the hospital after child killer Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb at Manchester Arena following an Ariana Grande concert.
In total 22 innocent people were killed and 119 injured in the blast.
A surgeon at the hospital said: “Please thank Phil for the food at the children’s hospital yesterday. I am a surgeon and was operating on victims. The food did make a difference and was appreciated.”
Meanwhile, Giggs spoke of how the attack was every parent’s worst nightmare and of his pride in his home city.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph he said: “I was one of those thousands of parents checking upon their children on Monday night when the news of the Manchester Arena attack first emerged.
“I have a 14-year-old daughter who likes Ariana Grande’s music and, while she had not planned to go to the concert, I was struck by the thought she might have got a ticket at the last minute.
“At the time, I was in London and desperate to make sure that she had not been there. As a parent those few minutes of uncertainty can feel like a lifetime, and I cannot imagine what it is like for those still trying to discover what happened to their children or to brothers, sisters and parents.”
He added: “I have taken my daughter and my son to the Manchester Arena many times. My son loved the WWE wrestling; my daughter was captivated by Beyoncé . It is a joyful experience as a parent to watch your children experience the thrill of a performer they have only seen before on television.
“I am proud that there have been so many instances already of people trying to help in horrible circumstances. I cannot say that I am surprised and I am sure that over time many stories of kindness will be told.
“Manchester has great character and its people a kind and warm spirit.”
United icon Eric Cantona also offered his best wishes to the victims, saying his thoughts were with the families and friends of those affected.
In a recorded message he said: “I think deeply to the victims, to the wounded persons, kids, teenagers, adults. To their families, to their friends, to all of you, all of us.
“I think to this city, Manchester and Mancunians that I love deeply. I think to this country England and the English that I love deeply. I suffer with you. My heart is with you. I always feel close to you.”
Man City captain Kompany earlier Tweeted: “I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It’s a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity.”
Cristiano Ronaldo, who spent six years at United, posted a picture of the Union Jack with the word ‘Manchester’ written through the middle.