Manchester United’s Shola Shoretire admits he would have preferred to make his debut in front of a crowded Old Trafford.
The teenager had his first appearance for the Red Devils following their victory over Newcastle.
He is the latest academy product to have had an opportunity under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian, who has long been steeped in the club’s traditions, has given a host of young players the chance to impress.
Shoretire has been with the club since the age of 10 and says it was a “great time” to finally play, even though it was in an empty stadium.
He said: “With the fans it makes things 10 times better but, still, going out to Old Trafford, looking around the size of the stadium and where I was sitting as a fan and finally playing on the pitch. was a great moment. “
Due to the current climate, his family has not been able to be there for the historic moment.
But the 17-year-old knew they would have plugged in and was overwhelmed by the support he received.