Shola Maxwell Shoretire is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United in the Premier League.
Shoretire has represented England in youth international football at the under-15, under-16, under-18, and under-19 levels. He can also represent Nigeria at the international level.
Shoretire was born in England to a Nigerian father and English mother.
He appeared for England’s under-15 team once, in a friendly against Belgium in February 2019.
In August 2019, he appeared twice for England’s under-16 team, against Denmark and the Republic of Ireland.
Shoretire made his debut and only appearance for the England under-18 team on March 29, 2021, in a 2-0 away victory over Wales at the Leckwith Stadium in Cardiff.
Shoretire came through Manchester United’s youth system and was named Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year in the 2020-21 season.
He joined an illustrious list of names of previous holders, which includes Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and, more recently, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.
“It means a lot to me and I’m sure it means a lot to my family as well,” he told Man Utd.
“Especially with the history of the award and the players who have won it before me. I feel very proud to have won it and very thankful to everyone who has helped me to achieve it.
“Looking at the trophy today and seeing Ryan Giggs has won it twice, Wes Brown, some of the recent ones as well like Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Angel Gomes, seeing them and seeing I’m on the same path that they were on as well, shows how well United are doing through the Academy and getting people into the first team.
“I think, at the start of the season, it was a big step for me, going from the Under-18s to the Under-23s. But I think, with my team-mates’ help in training and welcoming me into the team, that’s really helped me kick on with the Under-23s to have a successful season. So it’s also thanks to them that they’ve helped me progress into first-team training so I am very thankful to my team-mates in the Under-23s.”
He signed his first professional contract in February 2021, at the age of 17, and made his Premier League debut later that month against Newcastle United. He is the youngest player to have represented Manchester United in European competition.
“It’s a dream come true to sign my first professional contract for my boyhood club! Such a proud day for me and my family”, He said.
“Thank you to everyone at the club and to my family who have helped me get to this moment. Hard work continues”.
According to the report by Mirror, Shoretire earns £8,000 per week at Manchester United, an estimated £416,000 pounds per annum.
He is among the lowest earners in Man Utd.
According to Spotrac data, Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid player at Old Trafford, earning £510k per week. This amounts to £26.52 million over the course of a year. David De Gea, the club’s next highest earner, earns £19.5 million per year.