Explained : Why Shoretire is eligible to represent Man Utd in UCL despite omission from squad
Published: September 06, 2021
Explained : Why Shoretire is eligible to represent Man Utd in UCL despite omission from squad
English Premier League giants Manchester United have submitted a 25-man squad list to UEFA ahead of their opening game of the Champions League against Young Boys.

Norwegian football tactician Ole Gunnar Solskjær has selected three goalkeepers, eight defenders, ten midfielders and four strikers on his roster.

Anglo-Nigerian wonderkid Shola Shoretire,who has trained with United's first team on countless occasions, has been omitted from the squad list submitted to UEFA following the close of the summer transfer window.

However, the newly-caped England U19 international is eligible to represent the Red Devils in the Champions League provided his name is submitted before 24.00CET on the night preceding each match throughout the group stage.

UEFA rules state that a player may be registered on List B if he is born on, or after, 1 January 2000 and has been eligible to play for the club concerned for any uninterrupted period of two years since his 15th birthday (players aged 16 may be submitted if they have been registered with the club for the previous two years).

Born February 2, 2004, Shoretire has been on the books of Manchester United since 2014 following his move from Manchester City and the winger signed his first professional contract earlier this year.

Last season, the number 47 became the youngest player to represent Manchester United in European competition when he came off the bench against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford.

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