Amad played alongside his fellow Ivorian in the Academy side at Atalanta, following Willy’s move from ASEC Mimosa in his homeland.
United’s no.19 posted on his Instagram story to say: ‘Rest in peace, Willy Braciano Ta Bi. Forever in our hearts.
Repose en paix grand frère 💔 Q’ALLAH AJAWADJAL T’accorde le paradis inch’allah 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/MkT0DrIS20
— Amad🇨🇮 (@Amaddiallo_19) February 23, 2021
Milan’s Franck Kessie, who is also from Ivory Coast, paid a tribute to Willy with a special T-shirt when scoring against Red Star Belgrade in the previous round. The midfielder, who had a goal ruled out by VAR at Old Trafford, dedicated his penalty to his friend.