Kobbie Mainoo is expected to play a prominent role for Manchester United in pre-season.

Here is absolutely everything you need to know about Kobbie Mainoo

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Who is Kobbie Mainoo?

Kobbie Boateng Mainoo is a professional footballer who plays for Manchester United.

Mainoo currently features for the academy sides, but after a string of fine performances he has caught the eye of manager Erik ten Hag, who has given him a couple of chances in the first-team squad.

He made his first team debut for United on the 10th of January 2023, starting in a 3–0 EFL Cup win over Charlton Athletic.

The young starlet made his Premier League debut on the 19th of February 2023, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 win against Leicester, and he also made his FA Cup debut against Reading.

He scored for Manchester United against Cadiz in a winter friendly match, after being on the pitch only two minutes.

Mainoo played a key role in Manchester United’s FA Youth Cup winning campaign in 2022.

Where and when was Kobbie Mainoo born?

Mainoo was born on the 19th of April 2005 in Stockport, Greater Manchester. His nationality is English.

Mainoo started his youth career at Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club, before joining the Red Devils at the age of nine.

Mainoo has represented England at under-17, to under-19. However, he is also eligible to represent Ghana if he would like in the future.

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What position does Kobbie Mainoo play?

Kobbie Mainoo is predominantly a central midfielder, but can also operate in a defensive midfielder or attacking midfielder role.

It’s worth mentioning Kobbie Mainoo’s height is 5ft 9 inches.

How good is Kobbie Mainoo?

Kobbie Mainoo is one of the hottest prospects in United’s youth academy at the moment.

Mainoo is the definition of a tidy midfielder, with an abundance of technical ability. Although not the most physical, Mainoo makes up for it with his acute dribbling, wide array of passing and phenomenal link-up play.

You can see Mainoo showing his qualities in the video below.

Kobbie Mainoo Man Utd stats

Here are the stats for Kobbie Mainoo thus far at Manchester United, sourced from Transfermarkt.

Premier League: Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Champions League: Games: 0, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
FA Cup: Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
EFL Cup: Games: 1, Goals: 0, Assists: 0
Academy: Games: 58, Goals: 6, Assists: 4

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