Peter Whittingham playing for Cardiff

Solskjaer pays tribute to Peter Whittingham

Thursday 19 March 2020 16:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to his former Cardiff City player Peter Whittingham, who has sadly passed away at the age of 35.

It was announced earlier this afternoon that Whittingham died in hospital after suffering a head injury last week.

He retired in 2018 after a 15-year career which also took in spells at Aston Villa, Burnley, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers, but was best associated with the Bluebirds, where he played under Solskjaer in the Premier League in 2014.

Whittingham finished the 2009/10 season as the Championship's top scorer.

Paying tribute, Solskjaer said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Whittingham.

“Peter was a fantastic footballer and an incredible human being. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him during my time at Cardiff City.

“It’s hard to believe that he has been taken from us at such a young age. Peter will be deeply missed and our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”

Everybody's thoughts at Manchester United are with the family of Peter Whittingham at this difficult time.