‘Train like your life depends on it’ – Berbatov offers advise to Manchester United player

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has advised youngster Shola Shoretire to “train like his life depends on it” in order to succeed at the club.

The United academy player made his senior debut for the club in the 3-1 win over Newcastle on Sunday to become the seventh-youngest player to feature for the club.

Former United striker Berbatov has given some advice to the young winger. Speaking to Betfair he said:

“It is a great moment for a player at 17 to make his debut at Old Trafford. He must have shown something in training and the youth teams which made that happen. He has made the first step and now the difficult thing is to show Ole and the coaching staff that he can back that up. He has to prove he belongs there. He just needs to keep pushing and show himself in the eyes of the coaching staff.

“In Shola’s situation, you must train like your life depends on it. You need to show everyone that you are here and are waiting for your moment. You should never take your eyes away from the prize.”