Shola, Ole and Hannibal.

Young duo will be involved at Wolves

Friday 21 May 2021 14:52

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told us he expects Hannibal and Shola Shoretire to be involved on the final day of the Premier League season at Wolves.

The boss, speaking to club reporter Mark Sullivan at the Aon Training Complex, suggested he would reward the teenagers for their work in the Under-23s.

Hannibal, still only 18, won the Denzil Haroun Reserve-Team Player of the Year award on Thursday and the creative midfielder could be primed for a senior debut.

Hannibal crowned Under-23s Player of the Year


Our young midfielder has picked up the Denzil Haroun trophy for his efforts over the Premier League 2 season.

"They’ve had good seasons," Ole said. "Both of them. Hannibal and Shola, both of them will be involved. Maybe we can get some minutes in them."

Shoretire made his debut in the win over Newcastle United in February, coming on as a substitute for Marcus Rashford at Old Trafford,

He also appeared against Real Sociedad in the Europa League, as the Reds took another step towards the big one with Villarreal in Gdansk next Wednesday, and was named Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year on Friday.

"We want to go into the [Europa League] final with lots of energy but also confidence, so we will freshen up a few faces on Sunday," added the manager. "We want to enjoy it and give a few minutes to some who might need it before the final."

Amad is another youngster who may get an opportunity again but Hannibal would become the 15th Academy graduate handed a debut by Ole if he does get some minutes at Molineux.