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Shoretire battles Gernacho for Man Utd goal of the week award


Newcastle-born Nigerian midfielder Shola Shoretire is in the running for the monthly Manchester United’s Goal of the Month award for November 2023 award.

Shoretire’s wonderful free kick against  Everton in a Premier League 2 match is included among the 10 contenders for the award.

Shoretire, who captained the development squad in several games this season, has been starved of game time for the first team since Erik ten Hag took over the managerial reins at Old Trafford.

Still, he has continued to impress for the U21s after missing out on a loan move in the summer.

The Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year for 2020-2021 has been shortlisted for his brilliant goal against Everton in a Premier League 2 fixture on November 4 at Leigh Sports Village.

As the clock edged towards the half-hour mark, Manchester United won a free-kick in a dangerous position on the edge of the box, and up stepped Shoretire.

The 19-year-old had the skill to put his strike under the Everton wall and outwit goalkeeper Fraser Barnsley to double the home team’s advantage.

Nine other strikes have also made it onto the list, including efforts from club captain Bruno Fernandes (who has been doubly nominated), Ella Toone, Millie Turner, Ethan Wheatley, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Højlund, Nikita Parris, and Anthony Martial.

Shoretire has directly participated in nine goals (6 goals, 3 assists) in ten outings for United’s development squad so far this season.

To vote for your favorite goal, head to the Manchester United website or app. Voting closes on Monday, December 4, at 12:00 GMT.


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