A frustrating year for Manchester United youngster Willy Kambwala is finally looking up.

Kambwala signed for United on transfer deadline day last October from Sochaux.

After making one under-18s appearance shortly after signing, Kambwala then suffered an injury which kept him out until this past weekend.

Kambwala made his comeback as a substitute in the 8-2 Premier League Cup win over Birmingham City playing the last 20 minutes.

He posted a message on Instagram last night expressing his happiness at making his return. He is pictured at the back on the left, grinning as the team celebrate.

Who is Willy Kambwala?

United paid a fee of £3.6 million to sign Kambwala from Sochaux, RMC Sport reported.

Born in Kinshasa in DR Congo, Kambwala has French citizenship and has represented Les Bleus at youth level. He was 16 when he signed and has since turned 17.

United’s club website reported how Kambwala has captained France’s under-17 side.

The young defender was playing for Sochaux’s under-19s side before joining United.

He is a centre-back and kept a clean sheet on his only start for United’s under-18s back in October 2020.

Getting him back to action will be a relief for the club and the player. He appears delighted to be finally playing again, and understandably so.

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