Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire promoted to first-team after signing first professional deal

FOOTBALL

Man United’s new wonderboy: Teenage winger Shola Shoretire signs his first professional contract alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after rejecting PSG, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich as he makes first team step-up

  • Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire has signed his first professional deal
  • The 17-year-old is highly-rated by the club and has now moved to the first-team
  • Shoretire has starred for the Under-23s this season in the winger position
  • The teenager has rejected advances from PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona

Teenage winger Shola Shoretire has been promoted to first team training at Manchester United after signing his first professional contract.

Shoretire, who turned 17 last week, has been starring for United’s U23s and has trained with the first team on an ad hoc basis over the past two months.

However, recognising his progression, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought Shoretire into first team training on Sunday and he will remain there while he continues to improve.

Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire has signed a professional deal at the club

Manchester United wonderkid Shola Shoretire has signed a professional deal at the club

Shoretire had been training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's (above) first-team on an ad hoc basis

Shoretire had been training with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s (above) first-team on an ad hoc basis

Shoretire captioned the Instagram photo of him signing his new deal next to Solskjaer: ‘It’s a dream come true to sign my first professional contract for my boyhood club! Such a proud day for me and my family.

‘Thank you to everyone at the club and to my family who have helped me get to this moment. Hard work continues!’

A statement from the Reds Devils read the 17-year-old will be looking to ‘hone his talents behind the scenes’ and continue his development at the Red Devils ‘in the coming months and years’.

Shoretire has starred for United's Under-23s team but will continue to train with the first team

Shoretire has starred for United’s Under-23s team but will continue to train with the first team

Shoretire rejected advances from Paris St Germain, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich to commit his future to United who are expected to formally announce the signing of his first professional contract this week.

Shoretire combined well with new signing Amad Diallo to score a hat-trick for United’s U23s on Friday as they came back from 4-2 down to win 6-4.

He is widely tipped by coaching staff to make his first team debut this season.

Shoretire (R) is highly-rated at Old Trafford and could play for the senior squad this term

Shoretire (R) is highly-rated at Old Trafford and could play for the senior squad this term