Last week Zidane Iqbal returned to Manchester United’s under-18 side after missing the first few months of 2021 with injury. He came off the bench to score in a 3-2 loss to Newcastle.

This past weekend he made his first start as United managed to beat Wolves 5-1.

Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers: U18 Premier League
(Photo by John Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Iqbal scored two goal, with another two from Charlie McNeill and another from Dillon Hoogewerf.

The second goal Iqbal scored was a little bit special. He dribbled around two Wolves defenders, evaded an attempted block, and shot across the goalkeeper into the net.

Iqbal is now up to five goals this season for the under-18s, making him the joinf fifth-highest goalscorer.

That’s pretty impressive considering he missed the January to mid-April fixtures through injury.

 

Goalscoring midfielders are very valuable in modern football and Iqbal is on the right track so far in his hopes to make it for the first team one day.

Iqbal signed a first team contract last month and the MEN reported he could be called into the under-23s before the end of the season.

Special goals like the one he scored at the weekend will only accelerate his development.

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