Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire completes Bolton loan move

Record-breaking Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire hopes Bolton move helps his ‘transition into the men’s game’, after completing loan move to the League One side

  • Shola Shoretire has joined League One promotion chasers Bolton on loan
  • The 18-year-old has made five appearances for Manchester United’s first team
  • Shoretire is youngest player to feature for United in a European competition
  • The teenager hopes the loan will help his transition into men’s football

Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire has completed a loan move to Bolton until the end of the season.

Shoretire has made five appearances for United’s first team to date, with the 18-year-old featuring three times in the Premier League.

He became the youngest player to play for the club in a European competition, when he came off the bench in a Europa League tie against Real Sociedad at the age of 17 years and 23 days.

Shoretire became United’s youngest player to feature in a European competition back in 2021

Bolton say Shoretire will add to manager Ian Evatt’s attacking options, as the club seek to maintain their push for promotion from League One.

Shoretire told the club website he had been impressed by the style of football played by Bolton, having faced the club in the Papa Johns Trophy earlier this season for Manchester United’s under-21 side.

The forward claimed Bolton belong in the Premier League, as he vowed to help the club secure promotion to the Championship next season. 

‘They played some very good football and similar to what we’ve played at United,’ Shoretire said. ‘After that game was only when I found out Bolton had some interest and I was delighted really because it’s a great opportunity.

‘Coming here at 18 I’m transitioning into the men’s game, which is exactly what I needed. Hopefully I will have a good loan here and it will put me in a good place.

‘For me the club belongs in the Premier League and hopefully next season the Championship.

 Shoretire has made five appearances for Manchester United’s first team in his career to date

‘They’re in a very good position right now to go for promotion. The team has been winning a lot. I have been keeping track and it’s just made me more excited to get here.

‘I want to help the team continue to win and do as much as I possibly can to help with that.’

Bolton are fifth in League One, with the Trotters currently 11 points behind the automatic promotion places.

Shoretire, who was United’s Young Player of the Year in 2020/21, is the fifth player to be brought in to Bolton on loan from a Premier League side this season.

He joins Southampton striker Dan Nlundulu, Manchester City’s James Trafford, Liverpool duo Conor Bradley and Owen Beck.

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