Thursday 29 September 2016

Manchester United send touching letter to Dublin club following death of young player

Published 05/03/2016 | 16:48

Manchester United have posted record profits
Manchester United have posted record profits

Manchester United have sent a touching letter of condolence to Cherry Orchard Football Club following the recent death of Prosper Onakoya (10).

  • Go To

Prosper, a United fan, was diagnosed with an illness just before Christmas and died at the start of February hours after playing a match for his club.

The letter was sent by head of the Manchester United academy Nicky Butt on behalf of the club.

"To all our friends at Cherry Orchard Football Club," it read.

"Manchester United Football Club wish to pas son opur deepest sympathy and condolences on the sudden and tragic loss of your under 11 player Prosper Onakoya.

"Our thoughts are with Prosper's family, managers, coaches and team mates.

"Cherry Orchard's Club Statement has paid a touching tribute and we echo these sentiments on every level.

"It is never easy to learn of the loss of one of our supporters, especially one so young."

Known as Yaya or The Hulk by his teammates, the popular midfielder had played FIFA with his pals on their games consoles just the day before he passed away.

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport