Shea Lacey

Shea Lacey

Country: England/Ireland

Date of birth: 14/04/2007 (15 years old)

Place of birth: England

Height: —

Youth career: Manchester United

Current club: Manchester United

Squad number: —

Current national team: England U-16

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: Super Cup NI 2022

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva/Phil Foden


– pace and acceleration 

– dribbling 

– ball control 

– technique 

– flair 

– agility 

– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– first touch 

– set-pieces 

– long shots 

– bravery 

– movement 

– crossing 

To improve:

– player of a small frame who’s not afraid of duels but still needs to work hard on his physical development

– doesn’t hesitate to track back and work for the team but his 1v1 defensive skills and general reliability are still very improvable

– frequency and quality of operating with his right weaker foot

Style of play:

– advanced/wide playmaker

– able to play on the right wing as well as the mix of wide playmaker and winger

– diminutive player with a low centre of gravity, superb agility, flair, changes of pace, and coordination

– creative player with very good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– very vertical player who likes to speed up the game with his dribbling or passing skills/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

– spectacular player who likes to have the ball at his feet and is able to make the difference at any time thanks to his dribbling skills and ability to play the final ball

– possesses a truly futsal-esque technique when running with the ball and dribbling

– his fantastic close control, body balance, and ‘quick feet’ that allow him to drift past defenders with ease

– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute the killer passes, and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– impressive mid and long-range shooting skills/able to score spectacular goals from distance

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in small spaces/under pressure

– very positive on the ball, unpredictable, and confident of his skills

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement

– excellent ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– dynamic and energetic

– avoids using his right weaker foot

– direct and indirect set-piece specialist

Lacey cuts inside from the right wing and scores with a magnificent shot from distance.
Lacey enters the penalty area, dribbles past three opponents after a spectacular solo run, and wins a penalty.
Lacey loses his marker with a quick feint and creates a big chance with a superb through ball.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



Super Cup NI 2022 winner with Manchester United.

League summary (as for 17 February 2023):

No senior team appearances yet.


Shea Lacey is a product of the superb Manchester United youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in England along with the likes of Ethan Nwaneri, Chris Rigg, Myles Lewis-Skelly, Tom Watson, Jimmy Morgan, Michael Golding, Kiano Dyer, Justin Oboavwoduo, Zach Abbott, and Josh Acheampong. Shea made his Premier League U-18 debut at the age of 15 years 06 months 15 days. He is also a regular youth international for England and currently he’s a member of the U-16 setup.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.





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