Manchester United fans have found cause for excitement with the display of young talent, Kobbie Mainoo, who recently showcased a remarkable piece of skill during a training session.
This 18-year-old prodigy left a substantial mark during the preseason matches for Erik ten Hag’s squad. Unfortunately, his journey was temporarily hindered when he suffered an ankle injury during a friendly match against Real Madrid in Houston, Texas, requiring him to leave the NRG Stadium with the aid of crutches. United officially confirmed that he would be sidelined for the initial part of the season.
However, there’s good news on the horizon as the promising midfielder is now back in first-team training, offering a timely boost to the Red Devils.
In contrast, midfielder Casemiro, who sustained a minor injury during international duty with Brazil, won’t be available for the upcoming game against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
But the return of Mainoo brings a ray of hope. A local lad, he has been a part of the club since the tender age of nine. In his recent training session, he wowed spectators with an incredible no-look flicked pass reminiscent of something the legendary Ronaldinho might be proud of.
Before his unfortunate injury, Mainoo had already garnered admiration, earning praise from United icons Andy Cole and Bryan Robson.
Ten Hag, the Dutchman in charge, had expressed his faith in Mainoo, making it clear that the young talent had earned his opportunity. In an interview with United’s official website during the preseason, he stated, “He gets his chance because he deserves it.
Because he showed it in the Under-21s and in our training. He showed a high level, and now he has to show it in games.
So preseason is perfect to test him. He is an option to get into the game squad and to get playtime. We will see, but I am confident he can do it, and we have to wait and test if it is going to happen.”
As United looks to build on their recent thrilling 2-1 comeback victory over Brentford, the resurgence of Mainoo provides a glimmer of hope and excitement for the club’s fans.