πŸ… Shoretire in line to make Man United history
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πŸ… Shoretire in line to make Man United history

Shola Shoretire could become the youngest player to represent Manchester United in European competitions if he makes his debut against Real Sociedad on Thursday night. 

The Reds will lock horns against the Spanish side in Turin in the Europa League last 32 first leg, before the return leg scheduled for next week. 

Shoretire only turned 17 earlier this month, with his impressive performances at the youth level rewarded with a first professional contract at a club he joined as a nine-year-old.

If he makes his bow tonight, the Nigerian-born teenager would replace Norman Whiteside as the youngest-ever Red to appear in a European game.

Mason Greenwood is second behind Whiteside, following his goal against Astana in 2018, while David Sadler, Regan Poole, George Best, Gerard Pique, Ryan Giggs, and Mads Timm are all on the list as well. 

This will not be the first time the youngster makes history, having done so two years ago when he became the youngest-ever player to appear in the UEFA Youth League, aged 14. 

The 17-year-old will wear shirt number 74 for the match against Real Sociedad

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