Shola Shoretire made his Manchester United debut tonight against Newcastle in the Premier League.
The youngster, who turned 17 on February 2, recently signed a new deal with the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems keen to introduce him to the first team.
The scoreline was 3-1 when Shoretire came off the bench, but it was still a must win game for United and it’s another example of our manager trusting his young players which I feel a lot of fans take a great deal of pride in.
This season for the U23s, Shoretire has six goals and three assists.
Marcus Rashford made way for Shoretire in the second half, but will he go down the same route as Rashy and Mason Greenwood? We must remain patience with both our fingers and toes crossed.
The substitution saw Shoretire become the seventh youngest player to make his debut for Manchester United, as per Manchester United author and historian Tony Park (@mrmujac). On top of that, he becomes the 240th Academy graduate to reach the first team.
A marvellous achievement.
Shola Shoretire at 17 years, 0 months and 19 days becomes the 7th youngest player in Manchester United history…he also becomes the 240th Academy graduate to reach the first team #240 #youth #culture #MUAcademy #mufc #ManUtd @ManUtd
— The MUFC Academy 🐝 (@mrmujac) February 21, 2021
Shoretire seems to be the real deal but we didn’t get to see much of him today.
Hopefully it was just a teaser for Thursday night’s Europa League second leg against Real Sociedad, after United won the first leg with four away goals.