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Pictures: 17-Year-Old Man Utd Star Makes History

A 17-year-old Manchester United academy product, who is of Nigerian origin, made history in the Red Devils' clash with Real Sociedad in Europe on Thursday night. Here are some images of the promising attacker, who starred alongside Ivory Coast sensation Amad Diallo!

Click through the gallery above to see the teenage wonderkid in action for United!

Shola Shoretire, who recently turned 17, came on to feature for United in their 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

In doing so, the winger became the youngest player in history to make an appearance for United in Europe, at the age of 17 years and 23 days.

Speaking after the game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke highly of the England youth talent, saying fans are likely to see a lot of him in the future.

"Shola is going to be a good player for us and sometimes you need to test them against good players," he said, according to The National News.

"We knew Real Sociedad are a good team with good individuals and they press.

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"We felt today Amad (Diallo) – he had to come on, of course, Dan (James) had to come off – and Shola, the two of them will need these little introductions to this type of level.

"He's a young kid that we believe in. Great attitude. You can see the shape of him. We think physically he'll be an athlete and technically very, very good. Makes good decisions.

"So, of course, we're going to gradually feed him into this team and, you know, he's grounded, got his feet firmly on the ground and he works really hard in training.

"Very likeable boy that we hope we can see loads of in the future."

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