Report: Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire agrees new contract

Shola Shoretire has committed to a new long-term contract at Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The forward turned 16 last month and is still studying, but the MEN understands he has agreed a pre-contract to turn professional from July 1.

Sources told the MEN that Shoretire will be on a ‘long-term’ deal in a bid to continue his development at United.

And there’s no shortage of young talent on the fringes of the first team right now.

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It must be encouraging for a young player coming through to see the likes of Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams break into the first team, and Marcus Rashford before them.

United’s tradition of producing the best young players is well and truly alive.

Shoretire joined the club in 2014 at the age of 10, and scored at Old Trafford for the first time last week in the U18s FA Youth Cup quarter-final win over Wigan Athletic. He became the youngest debutant in the Uefa Youth League at 14 years and 314 days at Valencia last season, too.

He’s renowned for playing on the wing or up front with lots of natural ability.

Although Shoretire trained with England’s juniors two years ago, he is eligible to represent Nigeria — so we’re sure Gareth Southgate knows a thing or two about him.

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