Shola Shoretire Makes Manchester United History Aged 14 Years, 10 Months And 10 Days
So, what were you doing at the age of 14?
In their UEFA Youth League match against Valencia on Wednesday afternoon, Shola Shoretire became the youngest ever Manchester United player to ever appear in a official youth league/cup game, aged 14 years, 10 months and 10 days old.
Shoretime became the youngest player in UEFA Youth Cup history at the age of 14 and 314 days when he came on in the 74th minute, creating history in the meantime.
What a moment for the youngster, who has been touted for big things at Old Trafford.
14 years, 10 months, 10 days :hushed:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 12, 2018
Shola Shoretire became the youngest ever Man Utd player to ever appear in a official youth league/cup game. pic.twitter.com/1ySRM9nJBc
Here is that special moment. The guy was born in 2004 and he's playing for the U19's. Now that's some talent.
Shoretire, who has been described as an 'exceptional and upcoming talent', has already been invited to play with England's youth sides, but is eligible to ply for Nigeria as well.
There was plenty of reaction from social media when he came on against Valencia on Wednesday:
Introducing today's Squawka Suggests is Shola Shoretire.- Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 12, 2018
The winger has made history for Manchester United by becoming the youngest player to appear in an official youth fixture.
14 years old. :baby: pic.twitter.com/tp1u9H9Aa7
Shola Shoretire is on the bench for Man Utd in their #UEFAYouthLeague game today. He's born in 2004 & is 14. They must rate him highly to even have him as a sub in a game containing players mainly 4 years older than him.- Football Fragmento (@footyfragmento) December 12, 2018
Remember the name, Shola Shoretire.