Man Utd teen sensation Shoretire chooses model who is ‘always two steps ahead’
The 17-year-old forward has a bright future at Old Trafford, and he looks to follow the lead of a World Cup winner
Manchester United teenage sensation Shola Shoretire has chosen Juan Mata as his ideal role model, with the 17-year-old stressing that the World Cup-winning midfielder is “still two steps ahead” of the game.
It’s a path an exciting Old Trafford Academy graduate intends to follow, with senior playing time seen under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2020-21.
The up-and-coming forward doesn’t have to look far for inspiration to carve out a successful career, but he sees 33-year-old Spain international Mata as the choice of those who set the standard.
What was said?
Ask by United official website to name the player he most admires, Shoretire said: “I think since I started playing football I have always played at least a year earlier.
“I think it helped me a lot because you have to learn the game faster because I’m not one of the greats.
“So you have to be pretty technical, I think, and I admire Juan Mata.
“He’s not the tallest or the strongest, but he’s probably one of the smartest players I’ve seen and played with. He’s always two steps ahead. I greatly admire.”
While Mata has been an impressive import for the Premier League, having previously played for Chelsea, Shoretire has other local talent to admire in Manchester.
Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood became established first-team stars after leaving a famous production line, their efforts paving the way for others to follow.
“When I’m on and around the training ground, on the training ground, whenever we’re between exercises, I always ask them questions because we’ve shared a lot of the same experiences,” Shoretire added. , born in Newcastle. following in the footsteps of two English internationals.
“I can learn from them, let’s say from some experiences they had in the past or things that they want to help me with, they can advise me. So I can learn a lot from them on a daily basis.”