Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire scored a late equaliser to help the under-21s to a draw with Fleetwood Town in the EFL Trophy.

While he would go on to miss a penalty in a superfluous shootout at the end of the match, Manchester United finished top of the group, unbeaten after three games.

United drew 2-2 in normal time, following up wins against Barrow and Carlisle.

Shoretire scores another late equaliser

Shola Shoretire scored an injury time equaliser, lashing in a low shot from the edge of the box after an assist from player coach Tom Huddlestone.

Shoretire had drifted into space inside a crowded box and Huddlestone did well to pick him out. The 18-year-old made sure he took advantage.

The attacking midfielder had seen a goal disallowed after good link up with Charlie McNeill, who scored United’s opening goal from the penalty spot.

Shoretire now has four goals in his last four matches, three of which have been scored in injury time.

At the weekend Shoretire struck two stoppage time goals to bring United back from 3-1 down to Chelsea to clinch a 3-3 draw.

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Shoretire had also scored in a defeat to Blackburn, and this run of games also saw him provide a hat-trick of assists in a draw with Brighton.

The youngster has been training with Manchester United’s first team squad on and off, in between his under-21 commitments.

He made his first team debut in early 2021, becoming one of the club’s youngest ever players. Shoretire’s recent progress at under-21 level could catch Erik ten Hag’s eye.

At just 18, Shoretire still has time on his side to break into the first team, while a loan could also be a possibility in January.

He is one of four United players to score four goals at under-21 level this season, along with Charlie McNeill and Omari Forson.

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