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Manchester Evening News
Daniel Murphy

Manchester United starlet Shoretire earns rave reviews in latest Bolton display but suffers injury

Shola Shoretire earned high praise from Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United fans alike as he put in yet another impressive display for the League One side.

After having a loan move away from Old Trafford in the summer blocked by Erik ten Hag, who wished to oversee the development of the talented forward, Shoretire has now been given the opportunity to gain some valuable first-team experience this month by joining United's local neighbours.

The 18-year-old made his debut for United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but has had few opportunities since while being overtaken in the pecking order by the likes of Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Elanga and Kobbie Mainoo.

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Shoretire is yet to play in a competitive game for Ten Hag but made his first start for a senior team on Tuesday and played really well in promotion-chasing Bolton's 1-0 win over Forest Green Rovers, a game which the Whites played an hour of with 10 men. Manager Ian Evatt was pleased not only with his skill on the ball but with how he dug in deep when his side was at a significant disadvantage.

As a result, the versatile forward kept his place for Saturday's trip to Charlton Athletic, though this time he was deployed as a striker rather than in a creative-midfield position. Shoretire played really well once again for the Trotters, displaying plenty of nice touches on the ball and making some incisive passes.

The academy graduate helped his new team secure a 2-1 victory but sadly his game would end in disappointment as he limped off the pitch after 56 minutes after suffering a back injury. Bolton will be keeping their fingers crossed it isn't anything serious as he has already made an impact. Shoretire earned rave reviews from Bolton and United fans for his performance at the Valley.


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