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'He's a young kid we believe in': Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises the 'great attitude' of new wonderkid Shola Shoretire after teenager becomes youngest ever Red Devils player to play in Europe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Shola Shoretire to be a star  Shoretire was a substitute in United's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad on Thursday  The 17-year-old became the youngest ever player to play for United in Europe United's goalless draw means they go through to the Europa League last-16 

By Simon Peach, Press Association

Published: 00:20 GMT, 26 February 2021 | Updated: 00:20 GMT, 26 February 2021

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped Shola Shoretire for a bright future after the 17-year-old came on against Real Sociedad and became 's youngest-ever player in European competition.

Having secured a surprisingly comprehensive 4-0 win in last week's first leg in Turin, the Red Devils knew progress from the round of 32 was all but assured heading into the return fixture at Old Trafford.

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United and Sociedad played out a forgettable 0-0 draw in the second leg, but Thursday's match will go down in the history books after Shoretire's record-breaking late introduction.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Shola Shoretire (above) to be a big player for Man United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Shola Shoretire (above) to be a big player for Man United

Shoretire (second right) came off the bench in Thursday's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad

Shoretire (second right) came off the bench in Thursday's 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad

Having made his debut as a substitute in Sunday's league win against Newcastle, he replaced Norman Whiteside as the youngest player to represent United in European competition by coming on aged 17 years 23 days.

'Shola is going to be a good player for us and sometimes you need to test them against good players,' Solskjaer said. 'We knew Real Sociedad are a good team with good individuals and they press.

'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.  

The 17-year-old became United's youngest ever player in European competition this week

The 17-year-old became United's youngest ever player in European

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