Manchester United fans have been left gushing over academy star Shola Shoretire after his brilliant assist during a recent U23’s game.

United’s reserve side claimed a 3-1 win over Southampton on Friday night thanks to goals from Anthony Elanga, Facundo Pellistri and Arnau Puigmal Martinez.

But all the talk was about 16-year-old Shoretire after a clip of him setting up new recruit Pellistri gained plenty of traction on social media.

The young Nigerian expertly weaved his away from four Saints defenders before putting Pellistri in behind with an expert through ball.

The strike was Pellistri’s first in a United shirt, but United supporters could not stop talking about Shoretire in the comments.

Shola Shoretire got the assist for Facundo Pellistri's first Man Utd goal

“Shola Shoretire. We might have unearthed another gem there,” one wrote.

“Lets give some credit to Shoretire as well. Amazing assist,” a second added. “They’re both heading straight to the top.”

While a third commended: “It's the assist for me. They way that player turned 3 players before laying an assist.”

“They see pellistri, but shoretire is a hell of a talent,” another commented.

“It's time we started talking about shoretire,” replied a fifth. “This kid is quite something.”

Under-18 coach Neil Ryan has commented on Shoretire’s development before, insisting he wants to the youngsters to have a low profile and fly under the radar as much as possible.

"We want to keep them humble, hard-working," Ryan explains. "It’s not just the coaching staff who do that, there are a number of staff throughout the academy, right throughout the place, feeding the same messages. It’s what we pride ourselves on.

Fans heaped praise on Shoretire on social media

"When you see the professionalism of the likes of Marcus Rashford, he’s the shining example. Scott McTominay, so on. These boys are products of the academy and the staff who work with them. They are our examples.

"Good players can enjoy the big stage. [Shoretire] is a really exciting player. He’s evolving and developing, can play a number of different positions, he showed a great maturity I thought."