Mesut Özil, Jack Wilshere and more: Twitter pays tribute to Tito Vilanova

The football world pays tribute to Tito Vilanova after the former Barcelona boss dies aged 45

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Tito Vilanova has died aged 45 Photo: FC Barcelona

The football world was rocked by the news that former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova died aged 45 after lengthy battle with throat cancer on Friday.

The Spanish club announced on Friday that Pep Guardiola’s successor has lost his long battle with the disease.

The sad news prompted an avalanche of tributes to the Spaniard via social media. Here is some of the initial reaction.

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso): “DEP Tito Vilanova.”

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton): “RIP Tito. No age at all that.”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere ‏(@JackWilshere): “R.I.P Tito Vilanova……Sad day for football! Thoughts with his family!”

Ex-Chelsea man Jody Morris (@morriskid): “Gutted to hear that Vilanova has passed…tragic news!!”

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann): “RIP Tito Vilanova … Sad sad news”

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (@luis16suarez): “Rest in peace Tito. All my support and strength to his family & friends”

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea (@D_DeGea): “A very sad day, Tito Vilanova has left us but his fighting remains as an example. RIP great hug to all his family”

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088): “R.I.P. Tito Vilanova.”

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