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Nigeria’s Shoretire Thrilled With Manchester United Debut

Nigeria’s Shoretire Thrilled With Manchester United Debut

Shola Shoretire has expressed his excitement after making his senior debut for Manchester United against Newcastle United at the weekend.

Shoretire, who celebrated his 17th birthday earlier this month, came on in the final few minutes against the Magpies, when he replaced Marcus Rashford.

At 17 years and 19 days, Shoretire is the second-youngest player to represent the Reds in the Premier League, with only Angel Gomes doing so at a younger age.

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Commenting on his debut, the youngster wrote on his verified Twitter handle:”Dreams really do come true.”

The diminutive midfielder impressed with the few touches he had after coming on against the Magpies – a club he previously represented at a young age.

He was included among United’s substitutes during Thursday’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League, and becomes the second player this week to make his first-team debut, following Amad’s introduction in Italy.

By James Agberebi

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  • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

    Not everybody with a Nigerian name is Nigerian. Can we stop claiming people just because they’re successful

    • it’s ovbious you didnt watch the match..even the commentator mentioned it that”HE HAS NIGERIA HERITAGE” go back and watch the minutes he was brought on for Rashford.

      • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

        Watching the match is no confirmation that Shoretire is a Nigerian. Does he have a Nigerian or a British passport? Is Bukayo Saka British or Nigerian?

    • His father was in Ibadan with me in the 1980s. The boy is of mixed Nigerian and English heritage. Black people in the Uk have not developed the habit yet of giving their children Yoruba names as a matter of routine.

      Most people with Nigerian names in the UK are either second or third generation Nigerians, Either their parents or grandparents migrated to England from Nigeria and they can link back and can very very easily point to where in Nigeria they are from

      • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

        Australians and Americans have British heritage. Thst does not make them British.

    • Shuma 4 months ago

      Shola is a Yoruba Nigerian name. I know he looks mixed but this page usually follows Nigerian background or players with partial Nigerian background. Doesnt mean he’s gonna play for Super Eagles though. He was born in England with a Nigerian father, that’s it

  • @ aki or Mr foolish man that boy was born in Nigeria u better ask when you don’t know nkita

    • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

      Please do not fabricate lies anf insult people. Shoretire was born in Newcastle.

  • Shola shoretire was born in nigeria,there are some nigeria eligible player am watching there like;marvin akinlabi park-real madrid,nathan tella-southampton,noni madueke-psv eindhoven,bryan fiabema-chelsea,folarin balogun-arsenal,lesley ugochukwu-rennes,and others like that.

  • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

    Shoretire is NOT a Nigerian until he commits to Nigeria and wears the green shirt of the Suoer Eagles. We must be proud of our country and stop claiming people lije Buksyo Saka abd Ebere Eze who don’t want to associate with us

  • Ako Amadi 4 months ago

    Obama is no longer an American because his father came from Kenya? Hahaha

  • @Ako Amadi, I don’t seems to understand your point anymore…the fact that some of these players commit their international career to another country doesn’t make them less of a Nigerian. They are still Nigerian. Can you answer these questions? Anthony Joshua, Israel Adesanya, Alozie the lady sprinter that ran for Nigeria later represented Spain, pls where are they from?