Manchester United promote five starlets, including 16-year-old striker Shola Shoretire, to the first-team squad ahead of Premier League clash with Wolves
- Manchester United have called up five youth prospects to their first-team group
- Facundo Pellistri, Ethan Laird, Anthony Elanga and Will Fish all joined the squad
- The youngest addition to training on Sunday was 16-year-old ace Shola Shoretire
- United face the visit of Wolves in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Tuesday
Manchester United have added five of their most promising youth team players to their first-team squad ahead of the Premier League visit of Wolves on Tuesday.
Shola Shoretire, Facundo Pellistri, Ethan Laird, Anthony Elanga and Will Fish were all seen training with the senior squad on Sunday, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Striker Shoretire is the youngest of the newcomers at just 16, having been repeatedly tipped as one of the best up-and-coming prospects at the club during his appearances for the under-23s.
Manchester United have expanded their first-team training sessions ahead of a busy schedule
Uruguayan teenager Facundo Pellistri has been among the hot prospects joining the sessions
Another regular from that side, Fish has been noted for his composed performances at centre-back this season alongside partners including Argentina defender Marcos Rojo.
18-year-old winger Pellistri has been learning from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who was back in training after missing the 2-2 draw with Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.
Swedish forward Elanga has scored four times in 11 appearances in Premier League 2 this season, and 19-year-old Laird has also continued to impress alongside him.
Laird made his senior debut in the Europa League last year, starting away at Astana and coming off the bench at home to AZ Alkmaar.
United’s promising youth sides give coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fresh players to choose from
Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is mindful of the need to keep his squad fresh during a busy festive schedule of four matches in just nine days.
Wolves arrive on the back of a 1-1 draw at home to title contenders Tottenham and in-form Aston Villa, who are a point and a place below fourth-placed United, arrive at Old Trafford on New Year’s Day.
Those are the first of four consecutive home games, finishing with the visits of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup and Championship Watford in the FA Cup.
United are five points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand on the reigning league champions.
Solskjaer begins a tough quartet of league and cup games with the visit of Wolves on Tuesday
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