‘That one was for you bro’: Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood dedicates his first Champions League goal to Jeremy Wisten after former Manchester City youngster’s tragic death at 17
- Mason Greenwood scored his first Champions League goal on Wednesday
- The Man United sensation dedicated his strike v Leipzig to late Jeremy Wisten
- The former Manchester City youngster tragically died at the age of just 17
- Greenwood posted his celebration on Twitter and wrote: ‘That was for you bro’
Wisten tragically died at the age of just 17 this week, with players such as City’s Raheem Sterling leading the tributes to the Malawi-born defender who played for the club’s elite youth squad after joining in 2016.
Greenwood netted the opener in United’s group stage clash against Leipzig on Wednesday night as he got the team rolling en route to a rampant 5-0 win, and decided to show his respect to Wisten on Twitter after the game.
Manchester United star Mason Greenwood paid tribute to the late Jeremy Wisten after netting his first Champions League goal
Former Man City defensive prospect Wisten tragically died at the age of 17 this week
The 19-year-old showed off a picture of him celebrating by pointing to the sky at Old Trafford and wrote: ‘That one was for you bro. RIP Jeremy Wisten.’
Greenwood’s strike, which incredibly turned out to be his first shot in the Champions League, was followed up by Marcus Rashford’s hat-trick and Anthony Martial’s penalty to wrap up a superb night for Manchester United.
Wisten, who played as a centre-back, moved to the UK with his family as a child and had high hopes of making it as a professional.
In a statement, Man City said they were ‘saddened’ by his death and sent their condolences to his loved ones.
Greenwood’s goal against Leipzig on Wednesday was his first shot in the Champions League
‘The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,’ the club said on Twitter.
‘We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.’
City defender Aymeric Laporte has also joined the chorus of tributes as he posted a blue heart on Twitter and said: ‘Horrible news… RIP, young man.’
And Wisten’s former team-mate Cole Palmer, who made his Champions League debut for the club this week, said: ‘You will be forever missed. Fly high, my brother. Rest in paradise.’