Shola Shoretire broke through at Manchester United to make his Premier League debut last week.
Not every academy player will be so lucky. Lukasz Bejger is one who took matters into his own hands.
The 19-year-old defender began this season in United’s under-23s, in the same side as Shoretire and Hannibal Mejbri.
In January he made a decision to quit United and return to Poland.
Bejger signed with top flight side Slask Wroclaw and insisted it was the right decision.
The teenager told the Wroclaw’s website at the time: “The club presented me with an interesting development plan, so I am convinced that I have made the right decision and will be making regular progress in Wrocław.”
This week he will be feeling particularly pleased about his decision.
Bejger made his professional debut for his new club at the weekend in a 2-1 win.
The young defender played all 90 minutes as his fifth placed side beat second placed team Pogon Szczecin in a league clash.
This was a big game for Bejger to make his debut in and he came through it well.
Bejger would probably not have made the breakthrough at United, such is the competition for places in defence, coupled with the fact the club let him leave without a fight.
That doesn’t mean he won’t make it as a big star one day. Bejger is playing at a good level, with Slask Wroclaw in with a shout of qualifying for the Europa League next season.
If he gets a regular opportunity then he could one day go on to represent his country and take a different route to the top.
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