Mason Greenwood

Mason's kind gesture to a young United fan

Tuesday 23 March 2021 10:51

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has written a heartfelt and personal letter to a young Reds fan who is currently ill in hospital.

The Academy graduate was made aware of the boy’s situation by Nenad Smiljanic, a former United youth-team player, who reached out to the club to see if anything could be done to help raise spirits.

Nenad, posting on LinkedIn, conveyed his surprise and gratitude at what happened next, as, rather than receiving a typed-up note from the club, the boy opened a handwritten letter from the teenager himself.

“How are you? I believe you have not been well, but you are now recovering in hospital,” Mason wrote. “I hope you are soon better and back home.

Greenwood's handwritten letter to our young fan.

“It is great that you are a Man Utd fan and I hope we can win something for you this season. I’m enjoying playing for the first team and hope to score lots of goals for you over the next few seasons.

“Get well soon,

“All the best,

“Mason Greenwood.”

Smiljanic went on to praise the club and assistant academy director Tony Whelan for helping raise a smile in tough times.

“This type of gesture from the world’s biggest football club, with so many requests and fans worldwide, can only do wonders for the young boy in such a troubling time for himself and his family,” he posted.

“Thanks again to the Manchester United family, for going above and beyond and making it so personal, and another thanks to legend that is Tony Whelan, for making a young boy's life that little bit easier.”