The father of Manchester United 17 year old boy wonder says his son is indeed interested in playing for Nigeria at senior level
despite representing England at several youth levels.
Alexander Oluwole Shoretire made it known to own goal that his dream and that of his son is to see him
play for Nigeria at senior level.
“I want those managing football in Nigeria to note that I want my son to
play for my country, Nigeria. He has broken all records in football since
he started playing. The England national team is doing everything
possible to see that my son feature for the ‘Three Lions’, but I want him
to play his senior career with the Super Eagles.”he said.
Highly rated by former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,
Shoretire broke Norman Whiteside 38 year old record by becoming
United’s youngest player to make an appearance in a European
competition, coming on as a substitute for Mason Greenwood in a 0–0
home draw against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League at the age
of 17 years and 23 days.
That same season he won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year
award for his exploits with the youth team of the Old Trafford side. This
season he has maintain his status as a regular in the UEFA Youth League
and also the Premier League 2.