Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo signs new long-term contract
Kobbie Mainoo has signed a new long-term Manchester United contract, having made his debut for the Red Devils in the current campaign, via Manchester Evening News.
The 17-year-old started against Charlton Athletic in the Carabao Cup quarter-final clash. He was substituted at around the hour mark in the 3-0 victory.
Subsequently, the English national was handed more minutes against Reading in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The midfielder came on as a substitute in the 3-1 win over the Championship outfit.
Mainoo has made his way through the youth ranks at the Old Trafford side, having joined the club as a nine-year-old. The midfielder has long been considered the shining light in his age group.
The 17-year-old is considered a calm and collected character. It would come as a surprise if anything got to his head. The English national is seen as a natural talent with impressive abilities on the ball.
United have a bunch of other prospects in their ranks at the moment, especially in the middle of the park. Zidane Iqbal caught a lot of people’s attention during pre-season.
The Iraq international is yet to make a senior appearance under Erik ten Hag. Alongside the 19-year-old, Charlie Savage is also seen as someone for the future. The Welsh national joined Forest Green Rovers on loan in the previous transfer window.
At the moment, Alejandro Garnacho is ripping it up in the first team after being given opportunities by the Dutch manager. The Argentine national has contributed to some pivotal moments in the current campaign.
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Mainoo and the others have showcased a lot of talent. Hopefully, the Old Trafford side are able to develop them in a proper manner and help the youngsters realise their potential in the coming years.