Manchester United 18-year-old Midfielder Kobbie Mainoo made his first debut for the senior club this season on Sunday, 26 November 2023, at Goodison Park against Everton. The match ended 0-3, with Manchester United taking the three points home.
Mainoo was very impressive on the pitch, showcasing bravery, control and passion. He caught the eye of many, even making a goal-line clearance to save Manchester United from conceding any goal. Mainoo, who is a Manchester United Academy product, showed world-class performance. Alejandro Garnacho’s opening goal in the third minute resembled the Wayne Rooney iconic overhead kick, which is one in a million goals you see in football. Rashford scored for the first time this season, and Martial sealed the win for United to make it 3-0.
Erik Ten Hag was happy with the win supporting Bruno and Mainoo, “We must develop our players. The kid deserves it. It was terrible when he got his injury in pre-season, but now he is back. He is a good boy and very mature. He showed it all today, and we like that.
” You saw how Bruno is a good Captain. He could see that his teammate needed that goal to boost his confidence, and he gave Rashford the penalty and scored. As a team, we need such characters. His leadership is what we need at United.”
Bruno Fernandes on Kobbie Mainoo, “He is surely the man of the match. At a young age, he has a lot of qualities and sees things before others. Analytically, he is good, and he kept a good performance at Goodison. Mainoo is good with the ball and rarely makes mistakes.”
Man United keeper Andre Onana now holds the record for most clean-sheet this season 5 in the English Premier League.Manchester United played well and could have even scored more goals under such performance.