Shola Shoretire

Shola Shoretire

Country: England/Nigeria

Date of birth: 02/02/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Newcastle (England)

Height: 171cm

Youth career: Newcastle, Manchester City, Manchester United (since 2014)

Current club: Manchester United

Squad number: 74

Current national team: England U-18

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 3.000.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Eden Hazard


– pace 

– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– technique 

– ambidexterity 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– versatility 

– agility 

– first touch 

– finishing 


– aerial duels

– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness, but his defensive positioning is still improvable

Style of play:

– inside forward/advanced playmaker

– offensive allrounder who is capable of playing anywhere along the front-line

– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace and coordination

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to dribble

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– good finisher capable on both feet

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– excellent vision, range of passing and playmaking skills

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills

– constantly changes up his movements which never allows the defender to read where he is going

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control

– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– very good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Shoretire loses his markers with a brilliant first touch and scores with his weaker foot.
Shoretire dribbles past one opponent, stays calm under pressure and provides a brilliant assist to his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 8 July 2021):

Premier League 2020/2021: 2 games/0 goals (Manchester United)


Shola Shoretire joined Manchester United youth academy at the age of nine. In December 2018, he became the youngest ever player to appear in the UEFA Youth League aged only 14 years and 314 days. He made his debut for Manchester United under-23s at the age of 16. He signed his first professional contract with United just a week after turning 17 and made his first team debut two weeks later on 21 February 2021 in a 3–1 home league win over Newcastle United. Four days later, he became United’s youngest player to make an appearance in a European competition, coming on as a substitute for Mason Greenwood in a 0–0 home draw against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League at the age of 17 years and 23 days, beating the record set by Norman Whiteside 38 years earlier by 108 days.


“He is very mature for his age, the way he plays, he does a lot of work, takes a lot of positions up, and he has played a lot of roles. He’s played number nine, he’s played left, he’s played on the right, he’s played 10 and whatever you ask him to do – on and off the ball – he is going to do it. You can trust him to do that job.”

(Neil Wood – Manchester United U-23 manager)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.




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