Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt felt that Manchester United loanee Shola Shoretire produced a “few moments” on his debut for The Whites.
The talented 18-year-old joined the League One side, who are chasing promotion to the Championship, on loan for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign on Thursday.
The attacking midfielder, who made his senior debut for the Red Devils against Newcastle United in February 2021, is embarking on his first loan spell away from the twenty-time league champions.
Alongside his five first-team appearances for the Reds, the teenager has also made seven appearances against Football League sides for United’s Under-21s in the EFL Trophy.
Ian Evatt delivers verdict on Shola Shoretire’s Bolton Wanderers debut
Shoretire played the full 90 minutes of United’s 4-0 defeat to Bolton last month in the EFL Trophy.
Bolton’s new number 17, who had scored six goals for United’s Under-21s this season prior to making the move, came off the bench just after the hour mark to make his bow in the 2-1 defeat to Derby County at Pride Park yesterday.
During his 27 minutes on the pitch against The Rams, Shoretire had 14 touches and completed 10 of his 11 passes (91%), as per SofaScore. He also lost possession four times.
When delivering his verdict on Shoretire’s debut for Bolton, Evatt was in no doubt that the Manchester United Academy graduate will be a “really good player” for them for the remainder of the season.
Speaking via The Bolton News, Evatt said: “We have got some very good young players and he is another one of them.
“He will come on the world for that [making his debut], it will really benefit him.
“We saw a few moments where he received the ball centrally and turned, which is what he is going to bring to this team, and he will be a really good player for us for the remainder of the season.”
Shoretire will be hoping to get further game time, and possibly his first start, when fifth-placed Bolton host bottom of the table Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.