Shola Shoretire should make a name for herself on loan

Birmingham City striker Troy Deeney has suggested Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire become a success on loan this year if given the chance.

Deeney, 33, said The sun He considers Shoretire highly and has chosen him as one of his six young talents to watch in 2022.

The former Watford forward said: “Shoretire could really make a name for himself with a championship loan.

“When a United kid is loaned to your club, they always appear to be solid human beings and confident footballers without being arrogant. I have heard that Shoretire has the same characteristics.

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What future for Shoretire in 2022?

Shoretire already has a handful of Manchester United first-team appearances under his belt, with all four coming in as replacements.

Still only 17 years old, only one of them has come this season, and he has played for the Under-23s and Under-19s in the UEFA Youth League.

Shoretire has six goals and five assists in all competitions so far this season academically, and we recently picked him as one of our top three Under-23 stars this season to date.

A loan transfer might be possible, especially if someone like Deeney takes it over, he might even mention it to Birmingham boss Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer.

The club are probably well aware of this, having already signed Tahith Chong on loan from United this season, a move that saw him early success before his injury.

Shoretire provided two assists for United’s first team in the preseason, scoring goals against Derby and QPR and he will be ready to test himself.

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As for staying put, Shoretire would take advantage of the chance to make it to the knockout stages of the UEFA Youth League, and his future could be determined by first-team trials.

Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and even Donny van de Beek face an uncertain future, each having failed to start a single Premier League game between them.

If they get a loan or a permanent move, a path to more consistent playing time will be created for Shoretire if he stays at Old Trafford.

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Dorothy H. Lewis