Manchester United fans react as Shola Shoretire becomes the youngest player to represent the club in Europe
Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire has had a month to remember. He has now capped it off by writing his name into the club’s history books.
The teenager was a part of the United squad that travelled to Turin last week to take on Real Sociedad. An unused substitute on the night, he would make his club debut last weekend against Newcastle United in the Premier League.
Shoretire was once again on the substitutes bench yesterday. However, unlike in Turin, he was brought on in place of Mason Greenwood.
At 17 years and 23 days, he is the youngest player in history to make his bow for United in Europe. He broke the record held by Norman Whiteside since 1982, by 102 days.
Incidentally, the opposition on both nights were Spanish and both games ended in a 0-0. It was a moment to savour for Shoretire, who took to Twitter to express his joy.
A number of fans too shared his excitement and took to social media to express their opinion on the historic moment. We take a look at a few of them below.
Fans react as Shoretire rewrites United history
Well done young man . Looks like we may have a new ” Baby-faced Assassin “— Alan Lamont (@AlanLamont57) February 26, 2021
I wish you nothing but all the good things football has to offer.. Enjoy the game 🔥🔥— Mallam Pop Smoke (@MallamPop) February 25, 2021
And you had a good game! Showed fantastic work rate, as well as some nice touches. Give that effort consistently and you’ll become a favourite.— Solskjær (@Vict0rMeldrew) February 26, 2021
Well done Shola. Amazing achievement to smash the record. Exciting times ahead.— United Fans TV (@UnitedFansTV) February 25, 2021
Congrats Shola! Plenty more to come for you. What a moment 🥰— Lauren 💃🏻 (@laurenquig90) February 25, 2021
Wish we’d have been there to see you. Proud!!— Anna 🐝🔴⚽️ (@4shaann) February 25, 2021
Congratulations Shola 👏 A bright future ahead ⭐️— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) February 25, 2021
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Well done lad, can’t wait to see what else is going to come from you in a red shirt pal 👍👌💫— Andy Thomas (@Andy_d1980) February 25, 2021
Congratulations on becoming United’s youngest ever European debutant 👏🏼👏🏼— Ramannjit Paul (@Raman7Paul) February 25, 2021
An amazing accolade to have Shola and the person you replaced as the youngest Man United player in European competitions was no slouch either might i add 😉@NormanWhiteside— Jonny McRoberts (@Jonnymcroberts7) February 25, 2021