Shola Shoretire has been backed to make his first-team breakthrough by ex-Red, Clayton Blackmore.
Manchester United’s talent-pool is overflowing right now. Credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Red Devils youth coaches for that.
Under the current regime, the long-term goals are clearly at the forefront of everyone’s mind. United are looking to build for consistent success rather than trying to be a flash in the pan.
Amongst the most exceptional young players currently at the club is Shola Shoretire. The young attacking midfielder has been on the fringes of things for a few months now, with Solskjaer showing he trusts the young man enough to hand him his first-team debut as a very young teenager.
Now, the 17-year-old United starlet has been tipped to make his first-team breakthrough this season, by ex-Red Clayton Blackmore. It’s claimed that Shoretire is the ‘one to look out for’ as someone who ‘could play a part’. That’s definitely a fair assessment.
Check out what Blackmore had to say in full here:
“He’s been in around the first team already and played, so when you’re looking at players now he’d be the one to look out for.
“With the lads coming through I think you know early on watching them how far they’ll go, certainly the players there when I was a coach we predicted where they would end up.”
I feel like calling Shoretire the ‘only’ one who can play a part is a little harsh on the likes of Teden Mengi and Anthony Elanga, but I would say Shoretire is the biggest talent.
He’s already proven that he’s a cut above the U23 level, despite only making the jump to that age group in the 2020/21 season. I liken Shoretire’s ability to that of Mason Greenwood. He too plays with a maturity beyond his years, while training with the first-team on a regular basis will definitely do him the world of good.
Players like Shoretire are just too good to be loaned out. It’s a case of drip-feeding him minutes over the course of the next twelve months, with a view to possibly making him a regular starter in a year or two. That’s just how capable he is.
Does Shola Shoretire have what it takes to make it into the Man United first-team this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.