- Paul Pogba pays tribute to late French youngster Diego Vitarela
- The youngster was said to have died on the pitch after suffering heart attack while in action for FC Lescar
- Pogba after Man United's win over Arsenal in Friday's FA Cup took to social media to dedicate the victory to the youngster
Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has sent an emotional message to French youngster Diego Vitarela who died on the pitch last week.
The 15-year-old star was said to have suffered heart condition while in action for his side FC Lescar on Sunday.
His death according to SunSport was shocking everyone connected with French football and the 25-year-old took to social media to dedicate his side's 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Cup to Vitarela.
Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard all scored a goal each to overpower the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.
Pogba said on twitter: “I am sure you’re playing football in heaven little buddy, our prayers that God will comfort your family, #diegovitarela.”
SunSport reported that Vitarela joined the club at the age of seven and stayed with the club through to the Under-15’s.
However, all the amateur clubs are expected to observe one minute silence during this weekend’s games.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils' victory over the north Londoners made it eight straight wins for interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Arsenal crashed out of this year's FA Cup tourney following their 3-1 defeat to red-hot Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Friday, January 25.
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez opened scoring against his former team before the duo pf Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial sealed the win for the visitors.
The Red Devils have now won all eight games in all competitions since the arrival of Solskjaer last month as they away their fifth stage opponent on Monday.