Shola Shoretire became one of Manchester United’s youngest players when he made his debut in February 2021.
The teenager was only 17 when he came off the bench late in the Premier League against Newcastle.
Here’s a look at how Shoretire compares to United’s youngest players …
Debut: October 1956 / Age: 16 years, 0 months, 19 days
Goalkeeper David Gaskell also made history on his debut as he became United’s first substitute.
He was hired in the Charity Shield against Manchester City and helped United to a 1-0 win.
Gaskell made 120 appearances for Sir Matt Busby’s side over the next decade.
Debut: April 1950 / Age: 16 years, 3 months, 14 days
Defender Jeff Whitefoot was United’s youngest player before Gaskell broke his record.
He played a total of 95 games for the club but never managed to score.
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Debut: April 1953 / Age: 16 years, 6 months, 3 days
Duncan Edwards is considered one of England’s greatest footballers.
In five years he made 177 appearances for United before his life was tragically cut short in the Munich air disaster.
Debut: May 2017 / Age: 16 years, 8 months, 20 days
Angel Gomes made his debut at the end of the 2017 season with a win over Crystal Palace.
He played a total of 10 games for the club before leaving as a free agent in 2020.
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Debut: December 1963 / Age: 16 years, 11 months, 4 days
Anderson was a young striker United had high hopes for, but he played in an era of true club greats.
He only performed 13 times before being transferred to the Aston Villa in 1967.
Debut: April 1982 / Age: 16 years, 11 months, 17 days
Norman Whiteside was United’s great hope in the 1980s. He played 274 games for the club.
His career was marred by injuries in later years and he was sold to Everton in 1989 after scoring 67 goals for United.
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Debut: February 2021 / Age: 17 years, 0 months, 19 days
Shoretire played for United in the UEFA Youth League at the age of 14 and for the U23s at 16. So it was no surprise that he was promoted to the first team quickly.
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