Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo have joined millions of people in the world to condole families who have lost their loved ones in the Manchester Arena bomb attack.

Police say a lone male attacker carrying an improvised explosive device was responsible for a bombing at Manchester Arena. Children are among those who died, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins has confirmed.

Iheanacho who described Monday's event as sad wished the affected families well with a tweet: 

Cristiano Ronaldo, who spent six years at Manchester United, also tweeted an image of the Union Jack flag with the word 'Manchester' written on it.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand also reacted thus: "My thoughts & prayers are with all the families & friends affected by last nights attack in Manchester! #StandTogether"