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Shoretire named February 2021 PL2 Player of the Month

15 Mar 2021
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Man Utd forward recognised after impressing in PL2 and making his first two senior appearances

Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire has won the February 2021 Premier League 2 Player of the Month award.

The 17-year-old forward began the month with a superb performance against high-flying Blackburn Rovers in PL2 Division 1, scoring a hat-trick and providing an assist in a 6-4 victory.

Shoretire then netted a penalty in a 3-0 triumph against Arsenal, and his form not only earned him his first professional contract, it also caught the eye of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He was handed a Premier League debut by the Man Utd manager against Newcastle United, coming on as a substitute in the 3-1 win.

A piece of history followed as Shoretire became the club's youngest ever player in a European match, playing 14 minutes in the goalless draw with Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League.

He topped a seven-man shortlist that included Nathan Broadhead (Everton), Liam Delap (Manchester City), Cody Drameh (Leeds United), James McAtee (Man City), Connor McBride (Blackburn) and Ethon Varian (Stoke City).

Shoretire was chosen as the winner by the Premier League Football Development Panel.

2020/21 PL2 award winners

September: Sam Greenwood (LEE)
October: Cole Palmer (MCI)
November: Liam Delap (MCI)
December: Lewis Bate (CHE)
January: Louie Barry (AVL)
February: Shola Shoretire (MUN)

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