17 year old Manchester United attacker Shola Shoretire was handed his Manchester United debut in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle United on Sunday, replacing Marcus Rashford in the 89th minute.
Rashford, who also came through United’s academy, was also thrilled to see Shoretire make his debut.
Rashford told MUTV about Shoretire’s Manchester United debut: “He’s even younger than what I was.
“But yeah it’s a top moment and I think when the young players do make their debut eventually, they actually kick on from that and hopefully we see the same from him and we’ll see him out on the pitch many more times.
“He’s a player with a lot of quality and the more often he trains with us and plays with us he’s going to feel relaxed and then he can show his quality on the pitch.
“I think in the academy they always emphasise following in footsteps, it’s something that I always took great acknowledgement of when I was a young player, wanting to get into the first team, follow in the footsteps of other academy attacking players, players that made the step up into the first team.
“And it’s just a cycle really and hopefully the younger ones that are his age now they’ll see him playing and they’ll kick on and then hopefully we get more and more of them in.”