Manchester United have been known over the years to churn out academy graduates through the ranks to the first team.
However, the stock of their academy has risen higher after Shola came off the bench to make an appearance for Nicky Butts side in their UEFA Youth League clash against Valencia.
14 years, 10 months, 10 days 😯
Shola Shoretire became the youngest ever Man Utd player to ever appear in a official youth league/cup game. pic.twitter.com/1ySRM9nJBc
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 12, 2018
The winger, just 14 years, 10 months and 10 days old, made his debut in the 2-1 win over Valencia – and is also believed to be the youngest player the Reds have fielded in an official youth team league or cup match.
He beat the previous UEFA Youth League mark of Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar, who in turn succeeded Real Madrid Iker Casillas as the youngest to appear in the Champions League.
The youngster, who is eligible to play for Nigeria but has caught the eye of England youth team selectors, got a pat on the back from team-mate Angel Gomes, who has already made his senior United debut.