Mason Greenwood dedicates goal to late Man City academy player Jeremy Wisten

Manchester United star Mason Greenwood has dedicated his goal on Wednesday night to late Manchester City academy player Jeremy Wisten.

The 17-year-old was found in his Wythenshawe home on Saturday where he was unresponsive despite paramedics arriving.

Before his release from City in 2019, he was noted as an extremely talented and able footballer who loved the game.

Greenwood knew the teenager well having played a number of youth football games against him.

And the United forward was especially moved by the news of his tragic death, dedicating his goal to him on Wednesday.

The England international netted the first against RB Leipzig in a 5-0 victory for the Red Devils in the Champions League.

He immediately got to his knees and pointed to the sky in respect of the ex-City academy starlet.

Later on social media, he tweeted: "That one was for you bro. RIP Jeremy Wisten."

Meanwhile, his family have spoken out on their grief on losing their son, who was born in Malawi before moving to England at a young age.

"We are very saddened and shocked by our son's death," the family told the Manchester Evening News.

"We love him and always will love him. He was a very happy boy who was taken away too soon.

"He was very friendly and always smiling. He loved football and was aiming for a career in the game.

"He was very popular at Manchester City, at school and with his friends.

"Not just here but also in his homeland in Malawi."

City paid tribute to their former whizkid, sending their condolences to friends and family.

“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,” the club said a statement on Twitter.

“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”

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