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Meet Shola Shoretire - Manchester United's 17-Year-Old Sensation Destined For The Top

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Meet Shola Shoretire - Manchester United's 17-Year-Old Sensation Destined For The Top

Manchester United's 17-year-old sensation Shola Shoretire has officially signed a professional contract with the club and he could be the next big thing.


Daily Mail have reported Shoretire started training with the United first-team on Sunday ahead of a potential debut later this campaign.


With a sharp turn of pace and sensational talent on the ball, it's easy to see why the youngster is raved about.

"Good players can enjoy the big stage. [Shoretire] is a really exciting player," United U18s coach Neil Ryan explained.


"We want to keep them humble, hard-working," he continued.

"When you see the professionalism of the likes of Marcus Rashford, he's the shining example. Scott McTominay, so on. These boys are products of the academy and the staff who work with them. They are our examples.

"He's [Shoretire] evolving and developing, can play a number of different positions, he showed a great maturity I thought."


"I've watched Shola Shoretire when my son Bobby has been down at the academy at Newcastle and played against Man United in the years above,' he wrote in his column for Tribal Football last August.

"Shola is an unbelievable young talent with fantastic ability. Great pace, great movement. He made his debut this week for the U23s having just turned 16. He's not the biggest but he's powerful and I know the people at United are excited."

For context, Shoretire came on in a 2-1 victory against Valencia with the tournament age bracket going up to 19-years-old.


He made his debut for the U23s last year against Leicester City and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be keen to intergrate him as soon as possible.

The youngster is eligible to play for England or Nigeria and has even been compared to Premier League cult hero and 'Super Eagles' legend Jay-Jay Okocha.

The sky is the limit for Shoretire and United fans will be excited to watch his development.


Featured Image Credit: Manchester United

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Man U, Man utd

Daniel Marland
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