Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that teenagers Shola Shoretire and Amad ‘probably’ won’t start for Manchester United in Thursday’s Europa League second-leg against Real Sociedad.
Shoretire, 17, became United’s seventh youngest player in their history as he was handed his debut with two minutes left in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle.
Amad, meanwhile, came on for his debut 12 minutes from time in the 4-0 dismantling of Real Sociedad in midweek but was an unused substitute at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer is expected to rotate his team completely against La Real on Thursday with the tie all but over as a contest after the comprehensive win in Turin.
The United boss confirmed some early team news relating to Amad and Shoretire in the after the Newcastle win.
Asked if the pair will start, Solskjaer said, as quoted by PA’s Simon Peach: “Probably not Shola & Amad, no. I’m not sure if that would be fair on them.
“They’ll be in the squad. Donny (Van de Beek), Edinson (Cavani), Scott (McTominay), I don’t know. Maybe they’ll be available, I’m not sure. I hope (they will be)”
Shoretire and Amad could instead be given minutes from the substitutes bench if the tie, as expected, is all but concluded in the latter stages.
Donny van de Beek, Edinson Cavani and Scott McTominay all missed Sunday’s game due to injury and they all remain doubts for the second-leg at Old Trafford.