Manchester United academy always produced some of the stars of world football. From Paul Scholes, David Beckham to Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, the list is very long in recent times.
Shola Shoretire can be the next big thing about Manchester United academy. The 17-year-old recently signed his professional contract with Manchester United. But who is this Shola Shoretire?
Shoretire was born on February 2, 2004, in Newcastle. He spent his early childhood in the North East and played for esteemed Wallsend Boys Club – following in the footsteps of Peter Beardsley, Alan Shearer, Michael Carrick and Lee Clark. He joined Manchester United academy at the age 10.
Shoretire is a very versatile forward. He preferred to play on the wing. But he has shown his ability to play in every other position in the forward line. His strength is his passing along with the skills he possesses on the ball. Since his joining at Manchester United academy he used to play with the age-group elder to his. Recently he scored a hat-trick against Blackburn Rovers in the U-23 tie. After that excellent performance, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed him to practice with the first team.
Manchester United is a team that has always believed in youth rather than famous players. And if the youths are an academy graduate, then that is more preferable. From the time of Sir Matt Busby, this legacy continued in the time of Sir Alex Ferguson as well. Sir Alex Ferguson has got the ‘Class of 92’ from the United academy and then conquered the world.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his first day in charge of Manchester United always wanted to maintain the legacy of the club. He has given the youth all the opportunity to prosper. Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay are the prime examples.
17-year-old Shola Shoretire from Manchester United academy has all the possibilities to become one of the top players in future. Red Devils hope that Shola Shoretire lives up to the expectations and follows the footsteps of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and will make Manchester United great again.