Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney donated £100,000 to help victims of the Manchester bombing through his charity The Wayne Rooney Foundation.
In a statement on the charity’s page he said: “There are moments in life that instantly affect you and stop you in your tracks. Monday night was one of those occasions.
“Like so many others, I have enjoyed great nights at the arena, often with my family.
“As a father, I am horrified that a night out for so many young people could end so tragically. My heart goes out all those affected. Please give whatever you can.”
Donations can be made on line at BT.com/Rooney or by texting “CityUnited” to 70800 to make a donation of £5.
It comes after another former United star Phil Neville sent food for patients and staff at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital after the ‘horrific’ Arena attack.