Shola Shoretire

Shola Shoretire makes senior United debut

Sunday 21 February 2021 21:53

Shola Shoretire made his senior Manchester United debut during the Reds' 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.

The youngster, who celebrated his 17th birthday earlier this month, came on in the final few minutes of the Premier League encounter, when he replaced Marcus Rashford.

At 17 years and 19 days, Shoretire is the second-youngest player to represent the Reds in the Premier League, with only Angel Gomes doing so at a younger age.

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Our no.74 impressed with the few touches he had after coming on against the Magpies – a club he previously represented at a young age.

Shoretire was included among our substitutes during Thursday's 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League, and becomes the second player this week to make his first-team debut, following Amad's introduction in Italy.

Speaking after the Newcastle game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the midfielder, and believes fans will see lots of him in the future.

Shola is going to play many games for us if he keeps doing what he's doing. He's training well, and he's a good boy with a good head on him,” said the boss.

Meanwhile, Academy graduate Marcus Rashford also took to social media immediately after the game to congratulate the teenager.


Marcus was again among the goals for the Reds on Sunday. He netted our opener in the first half, before Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes got in on the act in the second period.

The result sees the Reds move back to second in the table ahead of next weekend's meeting with Chelsea.