Shola Shoretire has won the Manchester United Young Player of the Season award the club confirmed.
The Nigerian youngster signed his professional contract for the Red Devils this season and made his Premier League debut in a 3-1 victory over Newcastle.
After winning the award, Shola revealed that it means a lot to him and his family.
“It means a lot to me, and I’m sure it means a lot to my family as well.
“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. “
The Nigerian youngster scored ten goals in twenty-one appearances for the Reserve Team in the Premier League 2 to emerge as the highest goalscorer.