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DevTheRed

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Possibly the only bright spark from todays friendly, very reassuring 45 minutes!

Looks a very talented player!
 

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Lovely player to watch, obvious why people at the club rate him so highly.
 

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Plays with such great awareness for his age.
17 yrs old and he doesn't look out of place at this level.
 

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Possibly the only bright spark from todays friendly, very reassuring 45 minutes!

Looks a very talented player!
Did you not see Elanga?
 

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He is not the flashiest player, but his maturity in play is very advanced for his age. He is showing that he can handle men's football, needs to be loaned out as well.
 

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Thought he had a hit and miss performance, glimpses of his talent but still very raw. Definitely ready for a loan somewhere, far too good for the U23’s!
Granted he missed a very good opportunity but made up for it by scoring a difficult chance and looked a constant danger throughout.
 

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Shoretire has as much potential as anyone bar Morrison and maybe Januzaj that I've seen come through the academy. Not as flashy as the likes of Pogba, Gomes etc (let's not confuse flair with technical ability) but he is very good at all the things not many of our academy players are good at i.e. awareness, speed of thought (pre requisites to make it at the highest level these days, especially in the PL), first touch, manipulating the ball in tight spaces, short/long weighted passing. He's also unselfish by nature, I'm hoping he can be our own David Silva if that's not too much to ask. Personally think he's much less direct than Muller and Lingard - because of how technically capable he is, provided he has the right players around him he can play his way around people very effectively rather than try to run past them 1 on 1.
 

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Did he grow couple of inches during off season? Looks strong and taller compared to end of season
 

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It's very difficult to say because we are developing a really strong side so avenues into the first team will become more and more congested, but I think Shoretire will make it here with us. He is of course technically superb and is capable of producing flashes of skill that the YouTube generation crave. However, a lot of what he does is subtle. Mature and composed in his play and just makes really good decisions. Exciting talent.
 

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You just dont know if he will make it or not. Correct me if i am wrong but in the last five years only Rashford, Pogba and Greenwood made the jump from academy to being a serious player, although we had to resign Pogba and he is divisive. Maybe Lingard but he is divisive too. So really over a 5 to 7 year period only, two or three out of the academy will make it to become really good. The rest will leave and have good careers.

I remember whem Ben Pearson was the next big thing. Or cleverley or Mcnair and so on. Like i say, it is probability. Over a five year period we would be doing really well if we got two really good academy players that made the first team.
 

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Shoretire is extremely highly rated at the club though.
Sure its in his hands and the coaches to continue to progress his game and mentality but the fact he's been in and around the first team by the age of 16/17 is a sign that he's got something abit special in him.
 

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You just dont know if he will make it or not. Correct me if i am wrong but in the last five years only Rashford, Pogba and Greenwood made the jump from academy to being a serious player, although we had to resign Pogba and he is divisive. Maybe Lingard but he is divisive too. So really over a 5 to 7 year period only, two or three out of the academy will make it to become really good. The rest will leave and have good careers.

I remember whem Ben Pearson was the next big thing. Or cleverley or Mcnair and so on. Like i say, it is probability. Over a five year period we would be doing really well if we got two really good academy players that made the first team.
Mctom and Hendo are serious players and from the academy also. Our acedemy is probably having more success than any other top club currently (in terms of first team transitions).
 

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Mctom and Hendo are serious players and from the academy also. Our acedemy is probably having more success than any other top club currently (in terms of first team transitions).
Forgot about him alright.
 

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Granted he missed a very good opportunity but made up for it by scoring a difficult chance and looked a constant danger throughout.
Shoretire is 2 years younger than Elanga which is crazy considering there wasn't much to separate them in performances.
 

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I think he will definitely make it here.
Something just tells me that.
 

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You just dont know if he will make it or not. Correct me if i am wrong but in the last five years only Rashford, Pogba and Greenwood made the jump from academy to being a serious player, although we had to resign Pogba and he is divisive. Maybe Lingard but he is divisive too. So really over a 5 to 7 year period only, two or three out of the academy will make it to become really good. The rest will leave and have good careers.

I remember whem Ben Pearson was the next big thing. Or cleverley or Mcnair and so on. Like i say, it is probability. Over a five year period we would be doing really well if we got two really good academy players that made the first team.
Shoretire is the first since Greenwood that I've been completely certain about at 16/17. Surprised there's not more excitement about him on here.
 

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It's very difficult to say because we are developing a really strong side so avenues into the first team will become more and more congested, but I think Shoretire will make it here with us. He is of course technically superb and is capable of producing flashes of skill that the YouTube generation crave. However, a lot of what he does is subtle. Mature and composed in his play and just makes really good decisions. Exciting talent.
That's exactly it. He's just a very clean, intelligent technical footballer. Vision, weight or pass decision making is all there.

As I said about Greenwood on here at 16/17 he'd already be one of the better footballers in the first team squad if he was fully physically developed. So as it was with Greenwood, it's really just a matter of time imo
 

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He seems pretty nailed on to get chances here at some point. Whether he can take them or not and make the step up is down to his own talent and ambition. Lots of young players come in and keep it tidy for a few games but you need a bit more than that to stop the manager going into the market in your position
 

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Shoretire is the first since Greenwood that I've been completely certain about at 16/17. Surprised there's not more excitement about him on here.
I am not suggesting he wont make it, but that over a five year period only 3 or 4 will make it into top class players. I dont know who though as i dont look at the lower levels.