Ethan Wheatley mocks Cole Palmer by mimicking his ‘cold celebration’ in Stamford Bridge

Ethan Wheatley mocks Cole Palmer by mimicking his ‘cold celebration’ in Stamford Bridge

Ethan Wheatley brought out Cole Palmer’s celebration after scoring vs Chelsea

Manchester United fans believe Ethan Wheatley should “start over Rasmus Hojlund” after his impressive performance against Chelsea in the Under-18 Premier League National final.

Wheatley emulated Cole Palmer’s iconic celebration, striking the Blues star’s signature arm gesture after his composed finish on Tuesday.

Ethan Wheatley mocks Cole Palmer by mimicking his ‘cold celebration’ during Chelsea vs Man United u18 in Stamford Bridge

The 18-year-old striker put United ahead with a clever goal in the first half of their 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Having made several recent appearances off the bench for Erik ten Hag’s senior team, Wheatley celebrated with Palmer’s “cold” gesture, highlighting his confidence.

Chelsea responded at the beginning of the second half, with new senior debutant Josh Acheampong finding the net. However, United reclaimed the lead in the 55th minute through Ethan Williams.


The Young Devils held on to secure victory and claim the trophy. Big things are expected from Wheatley, who has made substitute appearances against Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Sheffield United.

He might be rested for Wednesday’s game against Newcastle. However, with United heading to Brighton on Sunday for the final match of the season, some fans believe Wheatley deserves a start.

This comes as current No. 1 striker Hojlund has scored just once in his last ten games. The Dane appears to be struggling with confidence, having netted only 14 goals in all competitions.

Fans Reaction 

Some fans think it’s time for Wheatley to be given a chance up front. One fan said, “Start him ahead of Hojlund.”


Another added, “Ten Hag needs to bring in this guy.” One noted, “Palmer celebrating in their home ground is crazy.” Another commented, “This guy is a baller.”

About Ethan Wheatley

Ethan Joseph Wheatley is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United. He was born on January 20, 2006, and is also an England youth international. The 18-year-old striker was born in Stockport, England.

After progressing through the Manchester United Academy, he signed a professional contract with the club in January 2024. Wheatley made his Premier League debut on 24 April 2024 in a 4–2 victory against Sheffield United.


He became the 250th academy graduate to debut for Manchester United. Additionally, he has represented England at the U17 level.

Ethan Wheatley’s Salary

Standing at just 5’7”, Wheatley may not be the most physically imposing center-forward. However, he compensates for his lack of height with exceptional footwork. Earning £220 per week, his annual salary totals £11,440.

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