Marcus Rashford has paid a heartfelt tribute to a six-year-old fan who lost his life in a tragic collision.
Kidus Wondwosen died following the incident last Sunday August 9 where he collided with a car whilst riding his bicycle at the junction of Wilmott Street and Chevril Close in the Hulme district of Manchester.
His family paid a poignant tribute to their son which read: "Kidus was a happy, friendly boy who was always smiling.
"He was very smart and his mum was proud that he was the smartest boy in his class at school.
"He loved his family especially his mum, aunty and brother. He had lots of friends and loved to be out playing games with them. He also loved to play football to go swimming.
“He liked Manchester United and his favourite player was Marcus Rashford. This lively, bubbly young boy had his whole life to look forward to and dreamed of being a policeman when he grew up.
“His whole family are devastated by his death and are struggling to comprehend that they will never see him again.”
Greater Manchester Police shared the statement via their Twitter account in honour of Kidus and referenced his love for Rashford in their post.
The Man Utd striker is preparing for his side's Europa League semi-final against Sevilla but responded with a tribute of his own and pledged to make contact with Kidus' family as soon as the match was out of the way.
"I’ve got a big game tomorrow but I just wanted to take a second to acknowledge this," Rashford said.
"My heart hurts for Kidus’s family and I want them to know that I will be in touch. I’m so sorry for your loss."
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