The quickest player at Manchester United has been revealed as 16-year-old winger, Deji Sotona.
The teenager has left the remainder of the academy prospects and all the first group in his wake by recording an unimaginable high velocity of 22.9mph at Carrington – United’s coaching base.
Sotona’s tempo has introduced him success away from the soccer pitch, having been crowed Ireland’s under-14 nationwide dash champion at simply 12-years-old.
Born in Waterford, has now been capped by Republic of Ireland at youth stage and shall be hoping he will be terrifying first group defences within the close to future.
Sotona made his debut for United’s under-18 aspect in March and scored his first objective for the group towards Liverpool this weekend.
The flying winger signed a two-year scholarship take care of United earlier this 12 months.
The velocity of United gamers prompted some controversy over the summer time when Romelu Lukaku, who has since left for Inter Milan, leaked some sprinting stats from pre-season coaching.
Those figures confirmed, on the time, that Dalot had come out on high, however angered full-back Luke Shaw who was final, with the England worldwide claiming he was instructed to solely run at 70%.
Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to get tempo into his group and relished the velocity of latest signings Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka over the summer time.
‘Is anyone faster than James?’ Solskjaer stated in July. ‘Maybe Wan-Bissaka! The two of them do have high, high velocity.
‘Modern football is stop-start, it is go again, speed, tempo, quality, so those two have put their marker down. Of course, with our boys, we have got some quick ones.’