In sporting terms, though, this was a key victory at the end of an arduous 64-game season for United.
"We didn't have many chances".
MM went to Bierkeller in the Printworks to interview United and City fans alike as Manchester came together in a show of defiance in the face of adversity.
United are now the fifth team to win the three major continental tournaments in Europe: the Champions League, Europa League and Uefa Super Cup.
"We felt the suffering and the sadness of the city of Manchester and we tried to give this trophy for them, for the whole city. We've done it, and we're proud", said Pogba.More news: 'All roads should lead to universal healthcare,' says new World Health Organization chief
Mkhitaryan then flicked the ball home early in the second half following a corner and with chants of "Manchester, Manchester" echoing around the stadium.
Spain global Juan Mata expressed his delight at helping United land the only major trophy missing from the club's honours, but his thoughts were also primarily with those affected by the shocking events in Manchester.
The win preserved Mourinho's flawless record in major European finals, adding to his 2003 UEFA Cup victory with FC Porto, and his Champions League triumphs with the same club in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.
The 31-year-old has been starved of playing time under Jose Mourinho as it seems his powers are on the wane at the highest levels of European football. "But I don't care about football for now". "We didn't. The boys were fantastic, they blocked, they put a wall in front of their eyes and stayed isolated from everything, focused on a football match we played really well and the boys deserve this moment". They took the berth last season despite finishing fifth in the Liga in 2014/15, meaning Spain had a record five teams in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage. We can play much better.
Mourinho has won league titles in four countries and the Champions League twice. "That's what it is all about".