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Introducing The 16-Year Old Who Is The Fastest Player At Manchester United

Introducing The 16-Year Old Who Is The Fastest Player At Manchester United

Manchester United already have a number of exciting young players in and around the first-team and another could soon follow in the form of 16-year old wing wizard Deji Sotona, the proud owner of the sprint record at the club.

Sotona is officially the fastest player at United having clocked in at an insane 22.9mph, 1.2mph faster than previous holder Diogo Dalot, in a sprint test at the club's Carrington training ground.

According to the Daily Mail, Sotana, who was the under 14 sprint champion in Ireland when he was just 12, is also faster than Marcus Rashford (22.18mph), Daniel James (22.07mph) and Tahith Chong (22.36mph).

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Sotana, who signed a two-year scholarship with the club earlier this year, plays for the club's Under 18 side. A nifty left winger with pace and trickery, he has already been likened to United legend Ryan Giggs and tipped for a bright future in the game.

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He currently represents Ireland at youth level but is also eligible to play for Nigeria and England, with the youngster still having plenty of time to make his decision on who he will play for.

Last season in the Premier League it was a United player who was the fastest in the top flight as Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who spent the campaign on loan at Fulham, clocked a top speed of 21.9mph and beat the likes of Kyle Walker, Leroy Sane and DeAndre Yedlin.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Ryan Giggs

Josh Lawless

Josh is a sports journalist who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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