Manchester United have lived by the philosophy of producing special talents through their coveted academy and giving them the opportunity to flourish on the biggest stage.
From the Busby Babes to the Class of ’92 and even the current crop, the success of the club has always been deep-rooted to the inclusion and faith in home-grown youngsters and producing countless breath-taking forwards down the years who had the Stretford End hanging on their every move.
The next star set to shine at the Theatre of Dreams is Shola Shoretire, who was swiftly tied down to a lucrative first professional contract and even promoted to first-team training after turning 17.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently boasts two of the country’s most thrilling players in Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in his attacking arsenal. The Norwegian will certainly be excited for the next United product sure to create just as much of a shockwave.
Record-breaking teenager, Shoretire, captured everyone’s attention when he became the youngest ever United player to feature in an official youth league or cup game at the age of 14 years, 10 months and 10 days when he was subbed on against Valencia in a UEFA Youth League group game in 2018.
Despite only just turning 17 in the first week of February, the diminutive Shoretire has been impressing in his debut campaign for the U23s. Hot off a hat-trick and assist against Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League 2.
The teenager, who has been at United since the age of nine, penned his first professional contract at his boyhood club amid interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and PSG.
The versatile and creative forward has been deployed along the front line and even in midfield. He possesses great balance with a real eye for goal, epitomised in his last outing. He currently has eight goal involvements in 13 games, whilst striking a great connection with Hannibal Mejbri and new signing Amad Diallo. Something that is sure to excite the United faithful.
With his incredible technical ability to match his determination to achieve greatness, the potential of United’s next superstar is endless.Embed from Getty Images
Sub-edited by Ciaran Coyle.
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