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Shola Shoretire speaks out after making Manchester United debut against Newcastle


Shola Shoretire says he is playing for the biggest club in the world in Manchester United (Getty)

Shola Shoretire says he is looking to follow the same path as Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford after making his first-team debut for Manchester United.

The 17-year-old was handed his first senior appearance by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday evening as United sealed a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United.

Shoretire was also in the squad for United’s win over Real Sociedad in the Europa League last week and the forward is keen to cement his place in Solskjaer’s first-team squad.

‘It feels great, it’s such a proud moment for me and my family, we’ve worked so hard to get here, my mum and dad coming over here when I was seven. I’ve been at the club since I was 10, it’s just a dream come true to play for the biggest club in the world,’ Shoretire told MUTV.

‘I was nervous but I worked really hard to get here for this moment so I just wanted to do the best I could.

‘Hopefully I can keep getting minutes and as I get older play more and just enjoy my time at the club.

Shola Shoretire came on as a substitute in Manchester United’s win over Newcastle (Reuters)

‘Hopefully it’s just the start. I’m going to keep working hard in training, keeping my head down and keeping humble and just looking forward to playing more.

‘Looking at people like Marcus and Mason, they’ve come through the same thing I have, through the academy, it shows the coaches are doing a really good job. It’s also nice to have Nicky Butt and Mark Dempsey on the bench because I’ve been with them with the Under-23s, they’ve been helping me out, it’s good to share that moment with them.

‘When I travelled to Turin for Real Sociedad I was thinking I might get on because we’re winning, obviously I could’ve been disappointed after that game but I thought I’m just going to work hard in training again.

‘I can learn from them [Rashford and Greenwood]. Everyone in the academy idolises Mason and Rashford because they’ve gone on the path we all want to follow, so it’s great to share a dressing room with them.’

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