- Kobbie Mainoo put in an impressive performance away to Salford City in the EFL Trophy
- The youngster has had a strong pre-season and is recovering from injury
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Manchester United fans praised Kobbie Mainoo after he scored two assists for the U21s against Salford City.
The 18-year-old was the protagonist of United’s pre-season and was named man of the match against Arsenal.
An ankle injury against Real Madrid halted his progress but now the young midfielder is back to full speed.
Mainoo provided two assists and played a full 90 minutes in the U21s’ 4-3 defeat at Salford City in the EFL Trophy.
A highlight clip also shows him working his way out of pressure and winning the ball against opponents.
“He’s actually our best midfielder,” one fan commented on a clip showing his heroics on Tuesday night.
Manchester United fans are raving about Kobbie Mainoo after his final youth game
“He’s actually our best midfielder,” commented one fan after his two assists against Salford
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“So calm and unfazed on the ball.” “Can’t wait to see how high this kid gets,” wrote another.
One had a direct order to the United hierarchy: “We need this boy in the first team.”
The Stockport star made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup against Charlton last season and won the FA Youth Cup with the academy.
Anthony Elanga said he will be the club’s next star and compared him to young Paul Pogba.
He greatly admires Casemiro and impressed Erik ten Hag when he was training and playing with the first team.
“This boy will start playing in December.” “He’s exactly what our midfield is crying out for,” wrote one user on X, formerly Twitter.
But one player had a warning. “I can imagine there will be so much pressure on him when he returns to the first team.”